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2011-11-08 21:39:29

Inhaling low levels of CO reduces the impact of environmental stress, TAU researcher finds According to scientists, carbon monoxide (CO), a tasteless, colorless and odorless gas, is not only a danger to the environment but also highly toxic to human beings. Found in the exhaust of vehicles and generators, CO has been dubbed the "silent killer" because excessive inhalation is lethal, poisoning the nervous system and heart. Now, in a surprising twist, Prof. Itzhak Schnell of Tel Aviv...

2011-10-07 07:00:00

Many people who are hard of hearing wear hearing aid devices (instruments) that are unsatisfactory in several ways: (1) over time they become loose fitting, (2) always make whistling noises, (3) they pick up random feedback, (4) amplify wind noise, (5) produce shrill squeals, (6) cause painful sores, (7) are generally uncomfortable and hard to keep in place. This new Weber "Noise Be Gone" Hearing Aid Liner (Patent Pending) is designed to overcome and eliminate all of these problems with this...

2011-09-26 07:00:00

Many hearing aids wearers have negative feelings about the noise and discomfort they experience while wearing their hearing aids. For example, hearing aids can produce annoying and unwanted wind noises plus many other disturbing squeals and beeps. This new product takes away those problems and more... Toms River, NJ (PRWEB) September 26, 2011 Many hearing aids wearers have negative feelings about the noise and discomfort they experience while wearing their hearing aids. For example, hearing...

2011-09-14 12:09:38

Tel Aviv University researcher uses revolutionary fast-track sequencing to identify genetic causes for deafness Over 28 million Americans are hearing impaired, and 50 percent of these cases can be traced to genetic causes. The condition can be especially challenging for children born hearing impaired because spoken language, reading, and cognitive development are tied to hearing. That makes early diagnosis essential for identifying appropriate therapy and treatment. Unfortunately,...

Reducing Jet Noise By Controlling Turbulence
2011-09-13 06:08:00

  Supercomputing aids scientists in developing a novel technique to reduce jet noise Airlines and aircraft manufacturers are under increasing pressure to keep noise levels low for airport personnel and for people in surrounding neighborhoods. In fact, about every 10 years, the International Civil Aviation Organization, whose recommendations influence policies in the United States and abroad, reduces the maximum noise an airplane can produce before it can be certified and sold to...

2011-08-15 12:04:11

For some children a health problem could be to blame for acting up in class or even a drop in grades. Doctors at Baylor College of Medicine say what might look like a behavioral issue could actually be a sign of hearing loss or even a vision problem. If a child cannot hear or see properly, they cannot pay attention in class, said Dr. James H. Bray, associate professor of family and community medicine at BCM. Not aware of problem "Children may not be cognitively mature enough to make the...

2011-08-09 00:00:03

Installing Acoustiblok All Weather Sound Panels around four extremely high decibel vacuum pumps, a Wisconsin-based pizza crust manufacturer brought noise levels down to levels below OSHA standards "“ low enough to protect the hearing and health of staff working around the pumps and eliminating the need for industrial earplugs. Green Bay, WI (PRWEB) August 08, 2011 A Green Bay pizza crust manufacturer installed Acoustiblok® All Weather Sound Panels around four industrial vacuum...

2011-08-02 00:00:04

Acoustifence and QuietFiber are combined in a weekend DIY soundproofing project for a Maryland homeowner looking to quiet his backyard emergency generator. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) August 01, 2011 Maryland resident John Rachlin spent one weekend in July building and installing a noise deadening barrier around his home emergency generator unit using Acoustiblok sound reduction materials, a DIY project intended to bring the generator's noise levels down to local compliance levels, while sparing...

2011-07-12 00:00:55

Acoustiblok noise barrier material provided the level of privacy and sound proofing needed for police officials, crime victims and witnesses without fear of being overheard outside of the department's interview and interrogation rooms. Ceres, CA (PRWEB) July 11, 2011 With the installation of Acoustiblok noise abatement material in the ceilings and walls of two critical rooms within the Ceres Police Department's downtown headquarters, witnesses and victims will be afforded the discretion and...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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