noise directive News

  • Report on environmental noise directive published

    Commenting on new reports benchmarking progress on noise management in Europe, Environmental Protection UK is calling for the impacts of noise to be properly taken into account in all planning and transport decisions. The reports, which were commissioned by the EU, provide an examination of implementation to date of the Environmental Noise Directive and recommend the most cost effective measures ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • First Direct Arena invests in latest noise measurement technology

    Looking to invest in the best noise measurement technology in the region When First Direct Arena opened in Leeds this year, they needed the perfect piece equipment to ensure that noise levels were kept within the current health & safety regulations, whilst ensuring the best acoustic and entertainment experience for the audience. ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Germany - Reducing Noise Pollution from Aircraft Noise

    The German Federal Government wants to dramatically improve the protection of residents from aircraft noise. This decision is based on a directive (16/509) according to which existing 1971 legislation on protection against noise pollution resulting from air traffic should be “significantly improved”. The government envisages reducing threshold values around large military and civil airports ...


  • Urban Noise Monitoring with the Invictus Noise Monitors

    The monitoring of boundary noise levels in urban locations is a high priority as the background noise levels in these environments are potentially already high. When working on new developments in urban locations situated near residents you are responsible for maintaining your noise levels within acceptable limits Monitoring and maintaining acceptable noise levels in urban environments can be a ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • Environmental Noise Monitoring

    The XL2 Sound Level Meter provides the dedicated solution for monitoring environmental noise in industry and communities. It measures levels and detailed spectral information in parallel and stores the data on an SD card for post-processing and reporting. A linear audio file (wav-file) may be recorded for detailed simultaneous analysis. The type approved class 1 sound level meter offers a ...


    By NTi Audio AG

  • 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

  • Measuring Noise Outdoors

    If you are looking for a data logging integrating averaging sound level meter to undertake your environmental, vehicle and outdoor noise monitoring, we recommend that you take a look at the Pulsar Quantifier range. Pulsar Instruments is not new to this type of application. Its staff ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Revolutionary Personal Noise Dosimeters

    The Svantek SV 104 is the most powerful and versatile noise dosimeter on the market. The three independent dosimeter profiles provide simultaneous measurements for OSHA PEL, OSHA HCA, ACGIH, or custom configurations in real-time within the compact dosimeter. These profiles allow safety professionals to perform multiple simultaneous surveys resulting in cost and time savings. Additionally, the ...


    By Sensidyne

  • ‘Low Noise’ Tapping Machines

    More accurate sound insulation measurements to help constructors meet strict noise regulations are now available with sound and vibration expert, Bruel & Kjaer’s updated Standard Tapping machine – with reduced external noise. The inherent mechanical noise a typical Standard Tapping machine produces, particularly on poorly insulated floors, is picked up during use and distorts the results. ...

  • Versatile Noise Meters ideal for both occupational & enviromental noise measurements

    The 6 new sound level meters that make the "Noise Quantifier" series can be effortlessly used in a wide range of noise monitoring applications both in industrial or environmental settings. The noise meters have been designed with the Health and Safety Professional in mind: Compliant with virtually all worldwide noise measurement regulations Robust and practical to use – no ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Urban greening reduces noise pollution

    Green roofs have the potential to significantly reduce road traffic noise in the urban environment, according to a new study. The results suggest that greening of roofs and walls with materials suitable for growing plants softens the urban environment keeping sound levels low, whereas hard, manmade structures tend to amplify traffic noise. The Environmental Noise Directive (2002/49/EC)1 ...

  • Turn down the noise — softening the impact of excess transport noise

    As a major contributor to greenhouse gases, the transport sector figures high on the international climate change agenda. But for many living in cities, under flight paths or near major road and rail links, it's another of transport's by-products that causes most immediate harm: noise. Clearly, transport noise's long-term impacts fall a long way short of the apocalyptic projections for unabated ...

  • Noise mapping and prediction to the latest standards

    Brüel & Kjær has announced new enhancements to Predictor-LimA, its powerful and intuitive noise mapping and prediction software. This update means that Predictor-LimA now provides: • Internationally recognized proof of calculation method compliance according to ISO 17534 software quality assurance • Compliance of CNOSSOS-EU, the European ...

  • Estimating exposure to excessive noise in cities

    The 2002 Environmental Noise Directive seeks to provide a uniform basis for measuring and addressing noise pollution, one of the most important urban environmental issues for the EU. New research has assessed city-dwellers' exposure to noise and proposes traffic management strategies to reduce harmful levels. Clear evidence is growing for wide-ranging negative health effects of noise pollution, ...

  • New vehicle noise standards proposed

    After a twenty-year wait, the European Commission has today proposed new standards to cut noise levels from cars, vans, buses and lorries. Reacting to the proposal, Nina Renshaw, deputy director at Transport and Environment, said: “While this proposal is a welcome move in the right direction, it should have gone farther and faster. The vast majority of cars for sale already meet step 1 of ...

  • 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

  • Noise exposure estimation methods compared

    It is difficult to compare estimates of noise exposure across EU Member States because the methods used to produce the data vary between countries. A new study has investigated five methods of estimating noise exposure and identified some of the reasons for variation in the data they produce. In order to comply with the European Noise Directive (END)1, EU Member States have produced ...

  • Reducing noise pollution - success stories

    A project in Ireland has won the European Soundscape Award 2014 for its work on acoustic planning and urban sound design. The prize, presented by the European Environment Agency (EEA) on Thursday evening in Bern, recognises initiatives that can help reduce noise and create healthy soundscapes. Noise pollution can increase stress levels or disturb sleep, affecting human health. Prolonged exposure ...

  • Noise exposure good practice guide from Europe

    The European Environment Agency have published a good practice guide for the assessment of noise exposure and potential health effects. It is intended to assist practiioners and policy makers tasked with implementing the Environmental Noise Directive. It covers exposure response relationships. risk assessment and quality targets. the guide also contains useful guides to terminology and ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Health report adds to pressure for stricter noise standards

    A new World Health Organisation report says Europeans lose at least one million healthy life-years due to traffic noise every year. The findings are likely to put pressure on the EU to produce a meaningful revision of the vehicle noise directive that is due this summer. The report includes data that measure exposure to traffic noise and its impact on health in terms of heart disease, sleep ...

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