noise awareness News

  • Searching for noise solutions on awareness day

    To mark the International Noise Awareness Day on 27 April, the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the Noise Abatement Society (NAS) seek submissions for the new European Soundscape Award which will recognise innovative solutions to noise problem. Exposure to unwanted noise can cause stress and interfere with basic activities such as sleep, rest and study. Prolonged exposure can also ...

  • HATS off for raising noise awareness

    As part of Noise Action Week, East Hampshire District Council's (EHDC) Environmental Health team offered residents the chance to find out if their love of loud music is permanently damaging their ears. For this experiment, which took place at several venues around Petersfield, a Head and Torso Simulator (HATS) - provided by Bruel & Kjaer - was fitted with audio equipment to measure the ...

  • Invest in the best noise awareness training available

    The answers you need, from the noise measurement specialist and more, when you attend Pulsar’s Noise Awareness Course. Noise awareness regulations is something that all managers who are responsible for staff working in noisy areas of over 85dB(A) need to be aware of. Pulsar Instruments, the UK ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Brand New Noise Awareness Course Programme Launched

    Following last year’s tremendous success, Pulsar Instruments plc are launching a new training programme for its popular noise awareness courses.  The ‘one day events’ are designed for professionals from any background seeking an understanding of the key issues relating to the measurement ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • International Noise Awareness Day – Here’s 5 Facts About Noise

    Wednesday 29th April 2015 is International Noise Awareness Day. A day when people, organisations and governments around the world raise awareness of unwanted noise that can affect your health. To commemorate this day, here’s 5 noise facts. 1. The Definition of Noise is “Unwanted Sound” Technically, there is actually no such thing as a noise. ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • New Pulsar Instruments’ Noise Awareness courses unveiled for 2014

    Pulsar Instruments launched today their brand new noise awareness course programme for 2014. The one day courses are delivered by a member of the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) on behalf of Pulsar Instruments plc and are intended to meet the needs of those new to noise measurement. This course is particularly suited for those safety professionals who have recently purchased a new sound ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Safety Training Tool kit – 2016 noise awareness courses announced

    From new dates, group tuition to bespoke training, see what Pulsar Instruments’ training team can offer you. We’ve just launched our new one day noise at work awareness course programme for 2016 and have a selection of training dates at various locations across the UK. Noise at Work awarenesstraining helps health and safety professionals keep ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Introduction to workplace noise measurements and basic noise theory

    The answers you need about workplace noise measurements and basic noise theory, from the noise at work measurement specialist and more, when you attend Pulsar's brand new Noise Awareness Courses in 2015. Noise regulations, and a basic understanding of noise theory and noise control is something that employers who are responsible for staff operating in noisy areas of over 80dB(A) need to be aware ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Launch Casper Noise Lab

    Improve communication and get more effect from your noise monitoring system while reducing reporting costs. Casper launches a new product to improve community relations, Casper Noise Lab. Airports spend a lot of time and money on the implementation of noise abatement procedures. Annoyance by aircraft noise however is ...


    By Casper BV

  • Noise measurement safeguards hearing

    Unchecked noise levels at work can lead to hearing loss Anyone who has seen the latest figures of civil claims for noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) will appreciate the scale of the problem.  The Institute of Actuaries’ latest estimate is that around 80,000 new claims were made in the last year in the UK, representing a substantial increase from the previous year. In fact, ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Students help eliminate noise disturbance

    A team of engineering students, from the University of Windsor, established a consistent noise emission contour of North America’s Windsor-Detroit border in an effort to eliminate transport noise affecting locals at Canada’s largest border crossing.The project – known as ‘Windsor Environmental Noise Mapping Initiative’ (WENMI) – was carried out, using environmental noise calculation and mapping ...

  • Noise Action Week 2015: Tackling Neighbourhood Noise Nusiance

    May 18th – May 23rd 2015 is Noise Action Week. As we’re dedicated to noise measurement, it’s certainly something we’re keen to promote. So, here’s an overview of what Noise Action Week is all about, how you can get involved and ways of dealing with neighbourhood noise nuisance. What is Noise Action Week? ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Entertainment Noise, the Music Industry and the Law

    Since April 2008, the entertainment industry has fallen under ‘The Control of Noise at Work Regulations' (2005). This recognises music as a "deliberate noise created for entertainment purposes", so robust and practical noise exposure guidelines are required to ensure the safety of those employees exposed to the music. Owners and ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • ABIH Launches New Certified Industrial Hygienist Awareness Campaign

    One of the goals of the ABIH is to promote the advancement of the industrial hygiene profession by offering the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) certification and to create awareness of the important role these professionals play in today’s society.  In support of this goal, the ABIH has begun a new awareness campaign in the public, private and government sectors.   A CIH is ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Noise at work: who is at risk and how to comply?

    Noise awareness training is something which all managers who are responsible for staff working in areas of over 85dB(A) need to be aware of. Pulsar Instruments, a leading noise measurement equipment manufacturer with over 40 years in the field, is offering a one day, face to face course in September. It aims to raise awareness of noise as a ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Teaming up to cut noise across Europe

    The impacts of unwanted noise can range from mild disturbance to serious disease. At a prestigious ceremony in London last night, the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the Noise Abatement Society (NAS) announced a new European noise award, which will recognise innovative solutions to noise problems. Today, the EEA also publishes a set of guidelines on the health impacts of noise. ...

  • Noise Action Week - we want to hear more

    In May local authorities, housing providers and partners in niose management across the UK were heard promoting solutions to noise problems. EPUK are carrying out an evaluation of the week, and are asking all who took part to give us feedback, to help inform future noise awareness work, by taking part in our short evaluation survey - which ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Cutting noise with quiet asphalt and traffic lane management

    Noise pollution affects many Europeans, and for some, it is not only a nuisance - it can also trigger serious disease. Tuesday evening, at a prestigious ceremony in London, the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the Noise Abatement Society (NAS) presented the European Soundscape Award for the first time to raise awareness and recognise initiatives that help reduce noise levels. The winner was ...

  • Pulsar Instruments adds new noise course

    New noise awareness course added We are delighted to announce that an additional Noise Awareness training course has been added to the 2015 schedule. The 'Pulsar Noise Awareness competency course’ is intended to meet the needs of those new to workplace noise measurements and will help attendees learn about basic acoustic theory and ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Bruel & Kjaer experiment shows noise as a health hazard

    A shouting contest, held by Merstham Beaver Cubs group, proved noisier than expected with one young member’s yell measuring louder than a jumbo jet. The contest, organised by the club leaders to celebrate Noise Action Week (running 19th to 23rd May), took place at the Merstham Beaver’s ‘tin’ Nissan hut in Battlebridge Lane, Surrey. Using a sound level meter and microphone to record the results, ...

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