hearing loss Articles

  • 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.  ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Could loss of hearing cost your business money?

    Sound measurement equipment manufacturer, Pulsar Instruments Plc, are warning employers of the dangers of hearing damage due to excessive noise levels in the workplace.  Loss of hearing can happen in a wide range of industries such as manufacturing but also in the entertainment and construction industries. Recent court cases ...


    By Pulsar Instruments 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 protection - Hearing Awareness Week - 23rd to 29th August

    Who is responsible? Workplace/Occupational Health & Safety legislation in each State and Territory outline the responsibilities of individuals with regard to the management and control of Workplace Noise. Generally speaking the responsibility is placed on the owners of the workplace, the employer, and management of a particular site. Employees also have certain responsibilities. Employers and ...


    By Queensland Laboratory

  • Noise in the printing industry: Safeguarding the hearing of workers

    Why failing to monitor noise levels could open your company to lawsuits Noise at work might be synonymous with construction and manufacturing industries but it can also be a significant problem in the printing trade. Failing to monitor and control noise levels in the printing industry can result in workers suffering from ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Apparently, high levels of noise do not damage your hearing…

    … as long as the “noise” is music. Thus spake Richard Littlejohn of the Daily Mail earlier this year – he’s a journalist, for some value of “journalist”. “Blessed is the man who, being ignorant, abstains from giving us worthy evidence of the fact” (with apologies to George Eliot). This journalistic licence is addictive, I feel better ...

  • Packaging as a solution to food loss and waste - UN SAVE FOOD initiative - Interview with Joseph Mpagalile of the UN

    Just a few weeks ago, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other partners launched the Think.Eat.Save. Reduce Your Foodprint campaign in support of the SAVE FOOD Initiative to reduce food loss and waste along the entire chain of food production and consumption. Packaging plays a big role in this global strategy and Joseph ...


    By Smithers Rapra

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Occupational noise - Noise control at the workplace starts with measurements

    We often automatically turn to personal protective equipment in order to restrict noise. Yet there are other solutions. NoiseAtWork software enables us to map the situation quickly. It has been scientifically proven that exposure to noise which exceeds 80 dB(A) causes hearing loss, but lower levels can also cause physical and mental complaints. Noise also has a disruptive effect on communication ...


    By Softnoise GmbH

  • Personal Noise Solutions for Miners

    Throughout the working day, miners are continually exposed to varying levels of noise which can result in hearing loss. For safety reasons it is important to monitor employees’ noise exposure and Cirrus Research has created such a device in the form of the CR: 110A doseBadge. The Cirrus Research doseBadge is the original wireless personal noise dosemeter. It is the ideal tool to carry out ...


    By Cirrus Research 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

  • Don’t Turn a Deaf Ear to a Noisy Working Environment

    Whether you work in manufacturing, engineering, construction, or in an office environment, the incessant noises of machinery or even noisy work colleagues can have an effect on your wellbeing after a while. But the problems associated with noise run much, much deeper than this. It can lead to severe and permanent loss of hearing, as well as a significant rise in blood pressure and stress. And the ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Noisy work environment: alert, educate and prevent

    Communication about noise levels is the key to safeguarding hearing Noisy world, noisy work environment Millions of workers are affected by high noise levels in industrialised as well as un-industrialised countries around the world. Also millions are exposed to noise loud enough, around 80dB(A) – 85dB(A), that they have to raise their voices to hold a ...


    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

  • Noise impact on human health and its control

    Noise can be termed as unwanted/undesirable sound, because of its adverse effects in our living and working environment .Unfortunately a large number of people work in Industrial plants, where the Noise level found consistently high, and the exposure takes place regularly for about 8-10 hours a day, year after year, the effects cease to be temporary & even permanent hearing loss, rather than ...


  • 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

  • Noisy sites setting alarm bells ringing?

    Industrial sites such as refineries and factories will always be noisy, but with millions of people across the world occupationally exposed to hazardous noise, and noise-related hearing loss listed as one of the most prevalent occupational health concerns, what can be done about it? Arne Berndt, owner / adviser at SoundPLAN GmbH and SoundPLAN International LLC ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

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