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Airplane Noise Cardiovascular Disease Risk
2013-10-09 10:12:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A pair of new studies in the British Medical Journal indicate that individuals who live near a major airport run a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. In one study, scientists from the Harvard School of Public Health discovered that American zip codes with 10-decibel higher aircraft noise averaged a 3.5-percent higher cardiovascular hospital admission rate for adults aged 65 and older. In the other study, a team of...

2013-10-08 23:19:20

Acoustical Solutions, industry leader in soundproofing and noise control, introduces PolyPhon™ - an environmentally friendly and low cost alternative to fiberglass acoustical panels. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 When it comes to architectural acoustic treatment, paneling has almost always been exclusively been made from fiberglass board. Fiberglass has high NRC ratings, is affordable to produce, and can be easily covered by a variety of acoustically transparent fabrics. This...

2013-10-01 23:18:42

Acoustical Solutions, the nation’s largest supplier of noise control products for worship facilities, will attend WFX 2013 to share new products for speech and music intelligibility in sanctuaries. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 WFX, the largest showcase of church-related products and services in America, is in its eleventh year and taking place at the Dallas Convention Center October 2nd to the 4th. As the industry leader in worship facility noise control and soundproofing,...

2013-09-27 23:02:30

Acoustiblok Inc. is exhibiting the company’s line of acoustical noise mitigation products used in home theaters and electronics entertainment rooms this week at Booth No. 2422 at the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) Expo in Denver, Colo. The event is being held at the Denver, Colorado Convention Center from September 25 – 28, 2013. Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 Acoustiblok Inc. is exhibiting the company’s line of acoustical noise mitigation...

Study Shows Fruit Fly Ideal Model To Study Hearing Loss In People
2013-09-03 08:05:09

University of Iowa If your attendance at too many rock concerts has impaired your hearing, listen up. University of Iowa researchers say that the common fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, is an ideal model to study hearing loss in humans caused by loud noise. The reason: The molecular underpinnings to its hearing are roughly the same as with people. As a result, scientists may choose to use the fruit fly to quicken the pace of research into the cause of noise-induced hearing loss...

2013-07-23 23:23:37

On Thursday, July 18, onlookers at San Diego’s Petco park witnessed something strange taking place. What appeared to be masses of people dancing wildly to silence, was in fact a Silent Disco organized by MTV2 as part of the 2013 Comic-Con. Ithaca, NY (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 "The [silent] disco was a HIT. Totally the highlight of the party," the event organizers said in an email to Party Headphones, an Ithaca, New York based startup that supplied wireless headphones, transmitters...

2013-07-12 23:24:15

Kregg Hill recently joined the Acoustical Solutions team to serve the Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex. Hill will also be the face of ASI at the Dallas 2013 WFX Expo in October. Irving, TX (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 Kregg Hill, Dallas native and outside sales representative of 20 years, worked for many of the largest technology companies in the country before coming on board with Acoustical Solutions this year. After a long and rewarding career in IT, however, Hill decided to follow his true...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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