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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,...

2011-01-29 00:01:52

Acoustical Solutions has become the first distributor of QuietGlue Pro and has acquired nationwide warehouse space to ensure timely national delivery. Richmond, VA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 28, 2011 Acoustical Solutions, Inc., a leading supplier of soundproofing and noise control products, today announced it is now the first distributor of QuietGlue Pro, a sound-damping compound used between two pieces of drywall to reduce sound transmission. QuietGlue Pro, which will be quickly shipped...

2011-01-27 08:45:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study suggests that exposure to traffic noise could increase your chances of having a stroke. In a first-of-its-kind study, Dr. Mette Sorensen, senior researcher at the Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society in Denmark, and her colleagues investigated the link between noise on the road and the risk of stroke. The study was based on a Danish cohort study, which recruited 50- to 64-year-olds, living in the Copenhagen and Aarhus areas between 1993 and...

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2011-01-26 09:20:00

Noisy traffic can actually increase a person's risk of stroke, according to a new study published Wednesday in the European Heart Journal. In a study of more than 51,000 people, Dr. Mette Sørensen, senior researcher at the Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society in Copenhagen, Denmark, and colleagues discovered that the risk of having a stroke increased 14% for every 10 decibels of traffic-related noise. Furthermore, in those over the age of 65, every 10 decibels...