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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...

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2011-06-01 13:57:08

University of Adelaide acoustics researchers are investigating the causes of wind turbine noise with the aim of making them quieter and solving 'wind turbine syndrome'. They are also developing a computer model to predict the noise output from wind farms so they can accurately and quickly assess the effectiveness of potential noise-reducing designs and control methods. Research leader Dr Con Doolan, of the University's School of Mechanical Engineering, said the noise generated from wind...

2011-05-24 08:00:00

CHICAGO, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Etymotic Research (www.etymotic.com), an innovator in hearing wellness solutions and the inventor of in-ear technology, today announced enhancements to its hf3 and mc3 noise-isolating earphones which let consumers experience the highest noise isolation and sound quality, while at the same time still being completely aware of their surroundings. The company also announced availability of the enhanced hf3 three-button headset at Best Buy stores...

2011-04-11 21:33:19

Low frequency sound causes lesions in sensory organs of squid, octopus and cuttlefish Noise pollution in the oceans has been shown to cause physical and behavioral changes in marine life, especially in dolphins and whales, which rely on sound for daily activities. However, low frequency sound produced by large scale, offshore activities is also suspected to have the capacity to cause harm to other marine life as well. Giant squid, for example, were found along the shores of Asturias, Spain in...

2011-04-06 05:00:00

HAMBURG, Germany, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Amazingly Better Acoustics Aircraft noise is one of the biggest environmental concerns. But in the interior of aircrafts, passengers and the crew also have to be relieved from noise emissions. At the Expo 2011, the Pelzer Consult GmbH presented its worldwide novel aircraft trim panel that reduces the noise level in the interior by up to 10 decibels. The supplier of VIP aircrafts will be excited about it: Thanks to the high...

2011-04-04 14:54:56

Babies are born earlier when their mothers live near a concentration of freeways and main roads, a study of 970 mothers and their newborn babies in Logan City, south of Brisbane, has found. Senior research fellow Associate Professor Adrian Barnett from Queensland University of Technology's (QUT) Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) said the study, published today in the online journal Environmental Health, showed that the more freeways and highways around a pregnant woman's...

2011-03-25 00:00:30

QuietFiber is unique among Acoustiblok's range of sound reducing products because of it's easy installation. QuietFiber is Acoustiblok's first totally DIY noise abatement material. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) March 24, 2011 Acoustiblok, Inc. has launched a do-it-yourself sound reduction product, Quiet Fiber®, the newest of Acoustiblok's award-winning sound abatement offerings. What makes QuietFiber unique among Acoustiblok's range of sound deadening products is its ease of installation; no...

2011-03-01 12:25:38

Using underwater speakers to play noise at levels similar to those produced by recreational speedboats, the researchers found that three-spined sticklebacks exposed to even brief noise playback made more foraging mistakes and were less efficient at consuming the available food compared to those in quiet conditions. Dr Julia Purser, the study's lead author, said: "The fish appeared to be distracted by the addition of noise to their environment. Much as you or I might struggle to concentrate on...

2011-02-23 17:12:47

Whether on a battlefield, in a factory or at a rock concert, noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common hazards people face. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a low-dose, two-drug cocktail that reduces hearing loss in mice when given before they are exposed to loud noise. The drugs, already FDA-approved for other conditions, also treat hearing loss after noise exposure. While both drugs are known to protect hearing on their own,...


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