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House Sparrows Threatened By Urban Noise
2012-07-13 10:56:05

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Man-made noise is something that will likely never go away, yet, long-term exposure to the commotions of everyday hubbub is increasing the likelihood of many health issues for us humans. But humans aside, the ever-droning din of our everyday cultures are also taking a toll on birds, particularly house sparrows. In the United Kingdom, the house sparrow population has been in decline since the 1970s, and noise pollution could be...

2012-07-07 23:01:26

Communicating with family members is a vital part of staying connected. Just being able to talk on the phone and hear a voice can mean so much, but when a loved one suffers from a hearing impairment something as simple as a phone conversation is not easy. The Phone Resource offers phones that help bridge that barrier and make talking on the phone possible for people who are hearing impaired. Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) July 07, 2012 Communicating with family members is an important part of...

2012-07-06 11:40:42

New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that the protein AMPK plays a role in protecting sensory cells in the inner ear from permanent damage and helps maintain hearing after extreme noise exposure If you're concerned about losing your hearing because of noise exposure (earbud deafness syndrome), a new discovery published online in the FASEB Journal offers some hope. That's because scientists from Germany and Canada show that the protein, AMPK, which protects cells during a lack of...

Exposure To Traffic Noise Leads To Higher Heart Attack Risk
2012-06-22 05:45:10

According to a study published in the journal PLoS ONE, exposure to traffic noise could lead to a higher risk of having a heart attack. A new study shows a clear relationship between traffic noise and heart attack risk, with a 12 percent higher risk per 10 decibels of noise. Previous work investigated whether combined effects of noise and air pollution caused by traffic could increase the risk of having a heart attack.  However, those results were inconsistent. The new study,...

2012-06-20 12:07:22

iPod owners aren't the only ones who frequently shuffle their favorite tunes. Baby songbirds do it, too, a new study shows. A baby songbird prefers to learn the clearest versions of songs he hears and uses them to build his personal playlist for life. As a result, noise, from nature and humans, influences which songs a bird learns to sing and can create lasting changes to his species' top tunes, the study's results suggest. "There's been an enormous amount of interest in how...

2012-06-17 23:01:18

PlaneNoise Complaint Box provides KAPF's management with a set of innovative, automated web-based tools streamlining the entire noise comment process from data collection to GIS mapping to detailed analyses and reporting. Port Jefferson, NY (PRWEB) June 17, 2012 PlaneNoise, a provider of affordable and comprehensive airport noise complaint management solutions, today announced that Naples Municipal Airport (KAPF) in Naples, Florida, is now using the PlaneNoise Complaint Box to enhance its...

2012-05-11 14:47:31

The following are excerpts of selected lay-language papers. The entire collection can be found here: http://www.acoustics.org/press/163rd/lay_lang.html Lay-language Paper Highlights: 1. Trapping Microorganisms Using Cylindrical Standing Waves and Its Application to Water Purification 2. Auditory Depth Control: Investigation Associated Physical Parameters that Make a 3-D Sound Image Project Out of Your TV 3. Speech Perception Development in Monolingual Infants and Bilingual Infants...

2012-05-08 09:36:56

Heart attack survivors who live about 100 meters (328 feet) or less from a major U.S. roadway face increased risk of death from all causes, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation. In the Determinants of MI Onset Study of 3,547 heart attack survivors (average age 62), researchers found: Those living less than 100 meters (328 feet) from the roadway have a 27 percent increased risks of dying over 10 years than those living at least 1,000 meters...


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