hearing loss Articles

  • Noise and Hearing Loss

    Noise can be described as loud, unwanted sound. Sound is produced by the rapid compression and decompression of air. When you clap your hands, you are producing a sound by compressing and decompressing the air between the palms of your hands. Clapping faster produces a higher frequency or pitch of the sound. When sound waves enter the ear canal, they hit against the eardrum, a flexible piece of ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • NHS 70 years helping people with hearing loss

    The UK's National Health Service (NHS) celebrates it's 70th birthday today. Among many of the varied roles it undertakes, it's has provided help, advice and treatment for thousands of people experiencing hearing loss, including those with Noise Induced Hearing Loss covering everything from initial advice on signs and symptoms ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Keep it Down! Controlling Noise in the Workplace

    According to the HSE, over one million employees in the UK are exposed to levels of noise which put their hearing at risk. Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most prevalent, but often ignored, risks in the workplace and employees must, by law, be protected. Once noise-induced hearing loss has taken place, it is irreversible. Clearly prevention is the most sensible option here as 1 in 7 ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • NOISE AND HEARING LOSS - Noise, Regardless of Source, Can Lead To Hearing Loss

    Untitled Document What is noise?  Noise was once described as “unwanted sound”.  To the average person, “noise” is not only unwanted, but annoying or loud.  ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Hearing loss prevention - Safe Ear`s Resolution for 2018!

    Make hearing loss prevention your New Year’s Resolution As thousands of people start to think about their New Year’s Resolutions for 2018, you can guarantee that most of them will be related to the area of life people most want to improve on. In fact, over 70% of New Year’s Resolutions will be health-based. However, we doubt that many people will include looking after ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Evaluation of the Drop Bar Test for Concrete and Rock Quality

    The bearing capacity of rock foundations is being determined by the sound produced by impacting the foundations with a steel bar. This paper evaluates the sound and stress produced. Instrumenting the steel drop bar extends the capabilities of the test and makes the test less subjective. The steel bar produced a characteristic ringing sound when the specimen´s unconfined compressive strength was ...


    By ASTM International

  • New Facts on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

    Do you spend more time worrying about noise at work? You are not alone. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) has become a major issue for all manner of businesses throughout the UK. Personal Injury Lawyers are now promising to fight for compensation under what they call industrial deafness but what are the facts? In total, it is estimated that 18,000 people currently suffer from noise-induced ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Noise, sound, decibels, hearing

    A decibel–a measure of sound. Like all short answers, this one leaves out a lot. When we hear a sound, its because our brain has received a nerve impulse from the nerve cells in the Inner Ear, which consist of a bone, called the Cochlea because it resembles a snail shell. These cells have long “hairs” that project into fluid inside the cochlea. There is a hole in the cochlea ...

  • Hearing Loss and World Hearing Day 2018

    World Hearing Day – Hear the Future Pulsar Instruments is pleased to lend our support to World Hearing Day 2018.  The theme for this year is Hear the Future1. The World Health Organisation (WHO) anticipates an increase in the number of people with hearing loss around the world in the coming decades. They estimate that: By 2050, ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Top 10 Blog Posts of 2012 by Cirrus Research

    Throughout 2012 we’ve posted  information and answers to various questions from our customers, distributors and sales team on our NoiseNews blog. The Top 10 blog posts have now been collated from the most popular read by our customers and website visitors and we’ve made this into a book for  you to download. These blog posts explains the different types of equipment from ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Hearing Loss for Workers is Preventable

    Hearing Loss In The Workplace In the U.S., OSHA has set regulations on worker noise exposure. The usual sound measurements method is to use a noise dosimeter attached to a worker that measures noise exposure as the person moves about the work area. However, this does nothing to identify the source ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Preventing and reducing hearing loss - World Hearing Day 2019

    World Hearing Day – Check your hearing Preventing and reducing hearing loss is again under the spotlight for World Hearing Day 2019 - 3rd March and noise measurement experts for 50 years, Pulsar Instruments, is pleased to continue to lend our support to their important message. With this year’s theme ‘Check your hearing’ the World Health ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • The causes of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)

    The two most common causes of hearing loss is age and exposure to loud noise. The former we can’t do much about. The latter we can. Age As the NHS states, age is the biggest single cause of hearing loss. Problems associated with hearing and old age is known as age-related hearing loss, or ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Decibel monitors for schools and colleges

    Education shouldn't come at the cost of hearing loss, which is why an increasing number of schools, universities and colleges are investing in the protection of their students' ears by installing noise-activated decibel monitors in teaching rooms and corridors.  This is especially true in schools and colleges that have wood or metal working shops where it is important to ensure that the ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • International Noise Awareness Day 2016

    Today is the 21st annual International Noise Awareness Day. On 27th April 2016, people, organisations, and governments around the world will commemorate the 21st Annual International Noise Awareness Day. The Center for Hearing and Communication (CHC) founded this yearly event back in 1996 to raise awareness of noise where people work, live, and play and ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • What is an Acceptable Level of Noise at Work?

    Excessive noise at work can be irritating, distracting and potentially harmful to workers’ physical and mental health. The problem is, many employers struggle to determine exactly what is an acceptable level of noise at work, perhaps unsurprising given the subjectivity of ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Are my STS’s recordable?

    Although we often take it for granted, hearing is one of our most important senses. During infancy and childhood, hearing is vital for the normal development of speech and language. Hearing remains equally important throughout life as it enables us to communicate with friends and colleagues, and allows us to stay connected to and be aware of our environment. The ear is a remarkable structure, ...


    By The EI Group, Inc.

  • Support Tinnitus Awareness Week 2017

    Ever since we started this blog, we have covered noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus. As we are approaching Tinnitus Awareness Week (6-12 February 2017), we are taking the opportunity to talk about this subject again and raise its awareness among our health and safety colleagues in manufacturing, engineering, processing, ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • New test, new best practice to reduce hearing damage risk

    The availability of this new test will have a dramatic effect on the management of hearing loss prevention programmes… New technology has become available that provides companies with data that they can use to check the real world performance of their hearing conservation programmes very quickly and very easily. It is a development of otoacoustic emission ...

  • Pulsar welcomes new Export Sales Manager

    Pulsar Instruments, UK – Introducing Simon Rehill, Export Sales Manager, one of Pulsar Instruments newest recruits. Simon joins Pulsar to primarily help support our international distributor network and our growing worldwide business; and with over 22 years working in the manufacturing sector in test engineering, product development, and international sales and business development, he is ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

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