Latest Noise regulation Stories

2010-01-19 10:15:00

DETROIT, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Automakers continue to enhance the driving experience of today's vehicles in a number of ways, including striving to further reduce noise vibration harshness (NVH). Acoustic technology used in automotive design, incorporates specialized materials and systems engineered to meet specific sound comfort levels. WhisperTech(TM) sound management foam components are utilized to help deliver a more targeted vehicle sound profile, in several vehicles on display at...

2010-01-14 17:29:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA), the world leader in the production and sale of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayers, today announced the introduction of its Saflex® Q series advanced acoustic product for automotive head up display (HUD) windshield applications. This next-generation technology provides significant weight saving benefits to automakers while delivering hi-tech display and acoustic comfort to consumers. The HUD console...

2010-01-12 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA), the world leader in the production and sale of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayers, today announced that the company's Saflex® SilentGlass Technology(TM) product was awarded first place, significant glass component category by USGlass Magazine in its annual "Product of the Year" Contest. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081029/AQW096LOGO) Sound enters buildings through the path of least...

2009-12-17 13:31:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- It looks a bit like a racing game in a video arcade, but the driver wears headphones. The object of this high-tech drive down the digital highway? Perfect the sound quality inside a future Ford vehicle long before the first prototype is ever built. Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is the first North American automaker to utilize the Virtual Vehicle Sound Simulator to fine-tune sound inside a vehicle's cabin, part of a continuing effort by...

2009-12-07 19:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners today awarded a contract to Harry H. Joh Construction, Inc. of Paramount for a portion of the work being undertaken as part of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Residential Soundproofing Program. The contract, for $1,522,400, covers sound-insulation modifications on 47 dwelling units (40 single-family residences, 1 duplex and 1 five-unit apartment) all within Los Angeles City Council District 8....

2009-11-30 09:52:27

Patients often complain that getting a good night's sleep or a bit of peace and quiet in hospital can be difficult. But a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing has shown that adopting some simple measures can reduce peak noise levels on hospital wards by just under 20 percent. UK researchers from Newcastle upon Tyne audited average decibel levels before and after a noise reduction intervention program on three wards with a total of 92 beds - a surgical ward,...

2009-11-05 08:00:00

FAIRFAX, Va., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Era Systems Corporation, a subsidiary of SRA International, Inc. (NYSE: SRX), today announced that the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) has selected Era to install its new noise and flight track monitoring solution. The solution will feature Era's AirScene®.com NOMS (Noise and Operations Monitoring System), Larson Davis semi-permanent 831 noise monitoring terminals and Passur Aerospace flight tracking...

2009-09-10 13:10:00

People who spend time near noisy roads are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, according to a new report. Writing in the journal Environmental Health, Theo Bodin and a research team from Lund University Hospital, Sweden studied road noise's impact on blood pressure. "Road traffic is the most important source of community noise. Non-auditory physical health effects that are biologically plausible in relation to noise exposure include changes in blood pressure, heart rate, and...

2009-06-23 22:27:27

A California hospital is trying to cut back on noise, especially at night when patients sometimes complain the decibel level is high enough to keep them awake. At Stanford Hospital, a noise reduction team surveyed the hospital, equipped with meters, the San Jose Mercury News reported Tuesday. They focused on especially noisy parts of the hospital. They discovered the noisiest part of the day is between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. That is when patients are getting breakfast and doctors are doing morning...

2009-06-19 11:06:28

The U.S. mass transit system, the largest in the world, provides affordable and efficient transportation to more than 33 million riders each weekday. The system is generally considered one of the safest modes of travel. But recent public health studies have identified several sources of environmental hazards associated with mass transit, including excessive noise, a large and growing problem in urban settings. Now, a team of researchers from the University of Washington and Columbia...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'