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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,...

2012-06-17 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...

2012-06-13 10:39:17

-University of Granada researchers are working on the application of neural networks to develop a urban noise forecasting model, which would be very useful to people who is interested in buying a new house. -This application yields a prediction of urban noise levels using a dataset (street type, road conditions, average speed of the vehicles passing by, road works, etc), with a reliability of 95%. University of Granada researchers have designed a new software solution to determine noise...

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...

2012-05-10 09:43:55

Hearing health, animal communication, volcanic noise, and more The latest news and discoveries from the science of sound will be featured at Acoustics 2012 Hong Kong, May 13-18, a joint meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Acoustical Society of China, Western Pacific Acoustics Conference, and the Hong Kong Institute of Acoustics. Experts in acoustics will present research spanning a diverse array of disciplines, including medicine, music, speech communication, noise, and...

2012-05-09 23:02:36

Decorative artists Bryan Melillo and his partner Bruce Czopek created classic movie poster-style art for a home theater in an upscale Lake Tahoe residence using Quiet Fiber®, a noise absorbing material from Tampa, Florida-based Acoustiblok, Inc. Quiet Fiber is used to absorb reverberant noise in acoustically sensitive spaces, such as this state-of-the-art home theater. Lake Tahoe, NV (PRWEB) May 09, 2012 Decorative artist Bryan Melillo and his partner Bruce Czopek have created classic...

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...

2012-04-03 02:24:47

LONDON, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Released in time for the Easter holidays, Noise Down is an innovative noise controlling app - and is available today in the Apple app store. Noise Down measures the noise levels in a house, school or office and allows the user to set an upper limit in decibels. As soon as someone goes over the limit, an alarm sounds and the offender is named and shamed. "The idea for the app initially came from within my own household", said...

2012-03-05 17:27:00

NEW ORLEANS, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At the request of New Orleans residents, Mr. Arno Bommer - a nationally recognized and certified expert in acoustics, noise and vibration - measured sound levels in and around clubs of New Orleans and found they routinely and significantly exceeded the maximum allowed standards by city and state laws, presenting a significant risk to those exposed to the excessive noise. According to Mr. Bommer, sound levels at French Quarter clubs and bars are the...

2012-02-22 21:31:29

Sparrows, blackbirds and the great tit are all birds known to sing at a higher pitch (frequency) in urban environments. It was previously believed that these birds sang at higher frequencies in order to escape the lower frequencies noises of the urban environment. Now, researchers at the University of Copenhagen and the University of Aberystwyth have discovered that besides noise, the physical structure of cities also plays a role in altering the birds´ songs. Urban birds sing...