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2010-03-02 07:00:00

CAMPBELL, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Adaptive Sound Technologies, Inc. (ASTI) announced today that the Stanford University Medical Center has purchased Ecotones Duet Adaptive Sleep Sound Machines. "It is well known that noise in hospitals affects patient comfort and recovery, as well as staff performance. ASTI's adaptive technology can help with these problems," stated Sam Nicolino, President and CEO of ASTI. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100302/SF63161) After...

2010-01-06 17:30:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Panasonic today announced the debut of its new RP-HC700 Noise Canceling Headphones, which reduce outside noise by 92% (22dB at 200HZ), making them ideal for creating a quieter environment. They are designed to filter out background noise by generating a signal of the opposite phase to effectively cancel it. Additionally, the headphones reduce low frequencies such as the drone of a plane's engine or a loud air conditioning unit. The...

2010-01-05 09:20:00

SMITHFIELD, R.I., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In many occupational Hearing Conservation Programs, solutions often become a problem - a seemingly endless cycle of behaviors and tactics that yield minimal results and little real-world data. A new free white paper case study titled "QuietDose(TM) In-Ear Dosimetry is a 'Foundational Element' of Dixie Industries' Safety Program" details how the Chattanooga, Tennessee, specialty forging and assembly operations company, was able to use new QuietDose...

2009-12-23 14:09:25

Members of a Syracuse University research team have shown that an obscure phenomenon called stochastic resonance (SR) can improve the clarity of signals in systems such as radar, sonar and even radiography, used in medical clinics to detect signs of breast cancer. It does this by adding carefully selected noise to the system. The result has been a distinct improvement in the system's ability to correctly identify precancerous lesions, plus a 36 percent reduction in false positives. The...

2009-12-01 22:59:00

CAMPBELL, Calif., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Last month on a prominent nationally syndicated radio show, Dr. Rafael Pelayo, Associate Professor at the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic at Stanford University School of Medicine, recommended the Ecotones Duet Sleep Sound Machine as part of a healthy sleep plan for people trying to achieve a better night's sleep with minimal use of drugs. "Background noise is a problem for people when they are sleeping," said Dr. Pelayo. "There are a lot of 'dumb'...

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2009-11-17 09:28:06

Music appreciation could help children with language-based learning disabilities The Journal of Neuroscience reports this week that musicians are better than non-musicians at recognizing speech in noisy environments.  The finding from a study conducted by neurobiologists at Northwestern University in Chicago is the first biological evidence that musicians' have a perceptual advantage for "speech-in-noise." When tested against non-musicians, musicians demonstrated faster neural timing,...

2009-11-17 07:15:00

WILTON, Conn., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether he uses power tools, mows the lawn, attends NASCAR races or enjoys the shooting range, the things that he loves to do put him at greater risk of hearing loss. This holiday give that important man in your life the most advanced hearing protection available on the market today -- the professional-grade, high-performance NoiseBuster Active Noise-Canceling Hearing Protector. Only NoiseBuster combines a passive earmuff with active noise-canceling...

2009-11-11 09:29:00

DETROIT, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SenSound, LLC and its digitizer manufacturing partner, Revware, Inc., announced today the launch of SenCAH, a product that combines SenSound's compact acoustical holography technology with Revware's MicroScribe® 6-degrees of freedom 6G22LX 3D digitizer. The product will offer noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) test engineers, technicians and noise consultants the portability and functionality of an intensity probe plus novel...

2009-11-03 23:00:00

CAMPBELL, Calif., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Adaptive Sound Technologies, Inc. (ASTI) announced today that it will pay cash rewards to ASTI customers who refer friends that in turn buy an Ecotones or Ecotones Duet directly from ASTI. The new "Tell-a-Friend" program rewards customers for doing what they have been doing since the first Ecotones was introduced late last year: letting friends in on the secret to better sleep. ASTI-registered customers as of October 1, 2009 and new customers who...

2009-11-02 10:45:00

WESTMINSTER, Colo., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing the fact that nearly 22 million American workers are exposed to hazardous noise on a daily basis and that occupational hearing loss continues to plague industry, the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) has made a request to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to reduce the permissible exposure limit (PEL) for noise exposures. "Noise-induced hearing loss is an insidious, permanent, and irreversible disease...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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