noise protection News

  • Vehicle noise deal protects industry rather than health of citizens

    The lives of millions of Europeans will be blighted by an increase in road traffic noise for years to come as a weakened vehicle noise deal was approved by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee today. The Committee voted to accept a deal agreed earlier this month by Member States, the Parliament and the Commission. The law now needs to be rubber-stamped by Member States and the ...

  • Protecting Workers from Hearing Lose Due to Excessive Noise Levels

    Worker exposure to environmental noise is sometimes difficult to avoid. However, understanding noise levels employees are exposed to is not difficult. The most significant effect of high noise levels is permanent hearing loss. Hearing loss and the degree of loss are directly related to the total energy impacting the ears. Often, the total energy at a noise source cannot be changed. In these ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Innovative Noise Protection: A First For Chesterfield College of FE, UK

    Chesterfield College in the UK has become the first in education to install a new noise measurement device by Pulsar in their workshops. The visual unit called PulsarSafeEar is manufactured by Pulsar Instruments plc and will enable safe teaching without ear protection but give immediate warnings when ear muffs must be worn. Paul Lowry, health and safety ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Occupational Noise and Hearing Loss Prevention Efforts Can Protect Millions of Workers

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated that occupational hearing loss is one of the most common work-related illnesses in the United States. The agency reports that approximately 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work and an additional 9 million are exposed to chemicals that are toxic to the ear. The Occupational Safety & Health ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Proactive noise protection saves money and trouble - Traffic noise remains serious environmental problem

    Dessau-Roßlau, 26 April 2011. Road traffic remains the greatest source of noise, according to the latest noise survey by the Federal Environment Agency, which polled 70,000 participants. The survey says that road traffic noise and aviation noise are the most annoying. "Efforts to protect the public from traffic noise are not yet adequate in Germany. There are still too many people who ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • Outdoor Noise Monitoring with XL2

    A tailored solution for outdoor noise monitoring is now available for the XL2 Sound Level Meter. The new outdoor measurement microphone M2230-WP and the heavy-duty outdoor case ideally complement the XL2 system for unattended noise monitoring.  ...


    By NTi Audio AG

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • First for Noise at Work measurement products

    Make noise at work your priority The function of Health and Safety management is challenging and covers a number of areas which demand attention. As professionals we are constantly reminded that, in this area of work, noise levels measurement is only one of the many tasks that need to be implemented to achieve compliance in the workplace. However, it is important ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Nuisance Assessment with Input Keypad

    The XL2-TA Sound Level Meter is the first type approved sound level meter with a certified input keypad for legal noise nuisance assessment. The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) in Germany confirmed, that ...


    By NTi Audio AG

  • 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 ...

  • Noise Mapping and Planning For Non-Acousticians

    New software is available for those who may not have in-depth knowledge of acoustics but want accurate results of a noise calculation in the smallest amount of time, with the maximum amount of professionalism. SoundPLAN-essential was conceived with this in mind. SoundPLAN-essential is a compact version of SoundPLAN, known for its power, fast data processing and graphics. It is said ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

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