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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...

2012-05-22 02:25:39

Study Results Presented at American Otologic Society Meeting LOS ANGELES, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seventy-two percent of teenagers participating in a study experienced reduced hearing ability following exposure to a pop rock performance by a popular female singer. M. Jennifer Derebery, MD, House Clinic physician, along with the House Research Institute tested teens' hearing before and after a concert and presented the study findings at the American Otologic Society...

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...

2012-05-07 10:24:41

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Better Hearing Institute is joining the American Tinnitus Association (ATA) in recognizing National Tinnitus Awareness Week (TAW), May 13 to 19, 2012, and is raising awareness of hearing aids as a potential therapy to help quiet chronic "ringing in the ears." According to a BHI study published in Hearing Review, 43.5 percent of people with tinnitus were helped at least mildly with hearing aids. And 3 out of 10 were helped...

2012-04-19 10:26:55

BRISBANE, Australia, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Acoustiblok USA announced this week that it has teamed with Stephen Nolan of Brisbane to be the sound abatement material company's main distributor for Australia. Developed to address a lack of effective and available soundproofing material options in Australia, Nolan saw the opportunity to make Acoustiblok products available to Australians who are ready to address noise pollution problems in their homes and communities. "Not many sound...

2012-03-29 06:25:36

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the personal protective equipment (PPE) market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Sensear with the 2012 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Differentiation Excellence for its "high-noise communication" devices, including earplugs and earmuffs for industrial settings. These products protect hearing while still enabling the user to remain fully aware of their surroundings and retain the ability...

2012-03-29 06:24:06

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Labor & Industry's Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will host a hearing loss expo in Butler County on Friday, March 30 featuring more than 50 organizations from across Pennsylvania, Labor & Industry Secretary Julia Hearthway announced today. "The expo is a great opportunity for citizens to learn about hearing loss, technology and the services Pennsylvania offers," Hearthway said. "It's also an...

Noise Pollution Has Effect On Plants, Study Finds
2012-03-23 06:50:06

A new study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B has found that human noise like traffic can have ripple effects on plants. Lead author Clinton Francis of the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) in Durham, North Carolina, said the consequences of noise could last for decades, even after the source of the noise goes away. Previous studies found that some animals increase in numbers near noisy sites, while others decline, but the results of the new study found...