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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...

2011-01-07 00:00:48

The company has permanently reduced prices 20 to 30 percent on all of its AudioSeal mass loaded vinyl sound barrier Richmond, Virginia (Vocus/PRWEB) January 06, 2011 Acoustical Solutions, Inc., a leading supplier of soundproofing and noise control products, today announced it has drastically reduced its prices on an industry standard, AudioSeal mass loaded vinyl sound barrier. Since replacing lead sound barriers in the 1970s, mass loaded vinyl (MLV) has become one of the most versatile...

2010-11-11 09:15:00

MONTREAL, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Skyfold, known industrywide for innovations in electrically operated custom-built partitions, has introduced new product lines that offer remarkable acoustical performance along with the Skyfold's visual appeal and turnkey ease of use. The new products offer industry-leading ratings for sound-transmission class, (STC), including an STC of 57 for Skyfold Classic Elite, the highest tested full-wall rating in the motor-driven partition industry....

2010-11-01 14:00:00

CORRY, Pa., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Advantage Puck Technologies, a provider of pucks used by CPG manufacturers to stabilize otherwise unstable containers throughout the filling process, has introduced an innovative puck design that drastically reduces the noise levels made when pucks collide. Proprietary engineered materials give Quiet Puck(TM) its noise-absorbing advantage without sacrificing the greater throughput, fewer changeovers, and reduced line downtime that pucks provide....

2010-10-12 17:24:22

Computational power against noise Working together with an international project team, Empa's acoustic specialists have developed a computer model which allows them to calculate noise levels along the entire Swiss rail network. The program describes how much sound is radiated and how it is attenuated. The results will one day show in high precision where residents are particularly exposed to noise and what abatement measures will be most effective in protecting them. Goods trains move at...

2010-10-08 02:01:46

Exposure to noise is a fact of life. At high levels, noise can damage hearing, and at lower levels it can disrupt sleep patterns, interfere with communications, and even cause accidents. A new National Academy of Engineering report characterizes the most commonly identified sources of noise, looks at efforts that have been made to reduce noise emissions, and suggests ways to decrease exposure in workplaces, schools, recreational environments, and residences. Development of noise control...

2010-06-08 18:35:53

Nighttime noise from passing aircraft, trains and automobiles is associated with disturbed sleep and impaired neurobehavioral performance in the morning Nighttime noise from nearby road traffic, passing trains and overhead planes disturbs sleep and impairs morning performance, according to a research abstract that will be presented Tuesday, June 8, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas, at SLEEP 2010, the 24th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC. Results indicate that mean...

2010-06-03 07:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyle has a played a significant role in assessing noise impacts for the West Coast basing of the military's new fleet of MV-22 Osprey tilt rotor aircraft. Wyle supported Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) of Carpinteria, Calif. as a subcontractor on the project, helping develop the MV-22 West-Coast Basing Environmental Impact Statement, which evaluated the environmental effects associated with the proposed replacement of nine...

2010-05-28 07:35:00

FRANKFURT/>, May 28, 2010/> /PRNewswire/ -- In the coming years, Fraport AG's sustainability policy will focus on the issues of noise monitoring, active noise abatement and noise impact research. Presenting Fraport's latest sustainability report at a press conference today, Fraport executive board chairman Dr. Stefan Schulte/> declared the reduction of aviation-related noise emissions to be a major challenge in the near future. "We want to promote reduction of noise nuisance in the...


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