noise exposure News

  • Long-term exposure to aircraft emissions causes premature death

    As well as contributing to the greenhouse effect, aircraft emissions have an important impact on air quality and human health. This study, which quantified the effect of civil aviation emissions across the globe, suggests they could be responsible for 16 000 premature deaths every year, at an annual cost of over €18 billion. The air quality costs of aviation were similar to its climate ...

  • Innovation in noise measurement: doseBadge Pulsar Model 22

    The Pulsar doseBadge is a tiny, compact and lightweight dosimeter which is worn on the human body, usually on the shoulder, or on a safety helmet.  It measures accurately the amount of noise that the person wearing the device is exposed to during their working day. This revolutionary ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Facing the challenges of the new Control of Noise at Work Regulations

    The introduction of the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, which came into force on the 6th April 2006, introduce to employers new limits in the level of noise exposure to which employees can be exposed and actions that should be taken at these different action levels. One of the most sigificant additions in the new Regulations is the introduction of the Exposure Limits Values of and ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • All quiet on the workplace-noise front: keeping employees protected from the risk of noise induced hearing loss

    It’s a decade since the ‘Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005’ was passed before coming into force in April 2006, putting in place a more stringent cap on ...


    By Casella

  • Pulsar launches extra large noise warning system

    Global noise measurement products' manufacturer, Pulsar Instruments, have launched a new visual system to alert operatives effectively of harmful noise levels across large and complex industrial sites. SafeEar MAX is an innovative noise-activated alert system was originally developed with construction giant Costain in the UK for use at its London Bridge Station ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Personal noise dosimeters hired for Notting Hill Carnival

    Noise levels at the world famous Notting Hill Carnival were this year monitored by four Casella CEL 360 sound level meters hired from Ashtead Technology Rentals. Hosting one of world’s largest street festivals, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council hired the instruments to assess the level of noise council officers would experience during the event and to ensure that music from ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • 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 ...

  • A quarter of Europe’s population exposed to harmful traffic noise

    ‘Noise in Europe 2014’, published today by the EEA, analyses exposure to noise levels and resulting environmental health problems. The effects of noise are particularly widespread. For the one in four Europeans exposed to noise levels above the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Pulsar Instruments and Interserve collaborate on noise safety system

    Leading noise measurement products manufacturer, Pulsar Instruments, has launched a transportable noise safety system, developed in partnership with Interserve Construction Limited, to be used at live construction environments. Interserve contacted Pulsar Instruments as it was looking to identify problems with operatives and activities that can lead to noise-induced hearing loss in a ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Noise mapping book features Brüel & Kjær expert

    A new book entitled ‘Noise Mapping in the EU: Models and Procedures’ has been published, containing a chapter written by Brüel & Kjær’s Application Specialist Douglas Manvell. It shows how to integrate data with geographical information systems, improve accuracy in model and prediction software - and assess different methods and descriptors for evaluating ...

  • What makes railway noise annoying? Research investigates

    A new study into the impact of railway noise has revealed that it is not just the level of noise that contributes to annoyance for local residents, but also the number of trains and the vibrations they cause. As railway transport is likely to increase in coming years, plans are needed to reduce these effects. A recent report by the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that one in ...

  • Larson Davis enhances environmental noise monitoring systems

    Larson Davis has added the SEN032 wind sensor to its product line, providing the industry's first low-cost alternative for customers who want a wind-only option for environmental noise monitoring systems. The SEN032 incorporates the Vaisala WMT52 ultrasonic wind sensor (with support) into the NoiseTutor and Model 831 based noise monitoring systems. The SEN032 can be used in a variety of ...

  • See the Cirrus Noise Doctors at Safety & Health 2014

    Cirrus Research is taking its Noise Doctor advisory clinic to the Safety & Health Expo this June, when it opens its doors at the Excel in London for the first time. Enjoying a highly visible position on Stand Q2380 the team of experts will be offering advice, information and product demonstrations on a range of sound level meters, noise dosimeters, training courses and noise warning ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • New technology offers low cost noise monitoring

    Networks of wireless sensors could be used to monitor traffic noise. A new study shows that the wifi sensor systems, although slightly less accurate than precision noise monitoring systems, can provide detailed information, with dense coverage, about traffic noise over a longer period. Their low cost and low energy requirements make them particularly suitable and attractive for use by local ...

  • MEPs back law to curb harmful traffic noise

    Noise limits for cars will be tightened to protect public health, under new rules informally agreed with EU ministers and endorsed by Parliament on Wednesday. The new law requires the introduction of labels to inform buyers of the noise levels of new cars, as well as the addition of sound to hybrid and electric vehicles to alert pedestrians. Persistent exposure to high levels of traffic ...


    By European Commission

  • Traffic noise pollution mapped with new mobile phone app

    A new mobile phone application which can help monitor traffic-noise exposure is presented in a recent study. The app, ‘2Loud?’, can measure indoor night-time noise exposure and, given large-scale community participation, could provide valuable data to aid urban planning, the researchers say. In an Australian pilot study, nearly half of participants who used the app found that they ...

  • We’re hearing work-related noise issues, loud and clear

    While awareness of how exposure to harmful dust in the workplace is on the increase, as are the methods for effectively monitoring this, the ongoing problem of noise induced hearing loss, as the global number one preventable occupational disease cannot be ignored. According to a recent article issued by North America’s National Institute of Occupational Health and safety (NIOSH) hearing ...


    By Casella

  • Enabling employers to comply with the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005

    Noise at Work needs to be controlled Exposure to noise in a working environment is a hazard and, like all hazards, it needs to be assessed carefully and then controlled effectively.  Most individuals can cope with loud noise over a short period of time but prolonged exposure to certain levels of noise can damage hearing and lead to permanent hearing loss (noise-induced hearing loss) ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Updates to the doseBadge Personal Noise Dosemeter for Health & Safety 2007

    Cirrus Research plc announce a major update to the doseBadge Personal Noise Dosemeter. Available from early 2007, these new updates provide a 2 hour recharge for the doseBadge with the new CU:110A Charger Unit, Dual Channel measurements and updated software for download, reporting and analysis. These new features expand the already extensive range of applications and operations where the ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

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