The science of scary screams – Noises to know

Just watched Hitchcock’s “Psycho” last night and it go me thinking about how scary screams are made…..

https://acousticengineering.wordpress.com/2015/10/16/the-science-of-scary-screams/

Outdoor Noise Barriers in a nutshell

Here’s a very simple article showing the benefits (and limitations of) well-placed noise barriers.

http://michaelschwob.com/outdoor-noise-barrier-basics/

Would you go to a “Silent Restaurant”?

I can see where this would be a nice change of pace option but vibrancy is a part of the dinning experience and silence (see previous posts) is really creepy.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/14111628.Why_I_m_not_singing_the_praises_of_the_Silent_Restaurant_Movement/?ref=twtrec

Ever think about the damage loud environments can do to your voice?

Here’s an in-depth study on the effect of continuous loud talking due to loud environments.

http://www.noiseandhealth.org/article.asp?issn=1463-1741;year=2015;volume=17;issue=74;spage=17;epage=22;aulast=Cutiva

Portable Silence? I could use that after listening to my relatives!

So here’s a neat product designed to create a quiet space in the middle of an airport or any other human-noise generated area. Reminds me of half-height phone booths. Remember them?

http://www.aircraftinteriorsexpo.com/__novadocuments/75450?v=635604666405200000

Here’s the full article on the companies active reduction products.

http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/style/homes_and_gardens/Improve/article1632313.ece

Noise Induced Hearing Loss

Here’s a fact filled web site on hearing loss due to noise (i.e. not genetic hearing loss). Lots of basic stuff but a good all-around lexicon of terms and causes.

http://american-hearing.org/disorders/noise-induced-hearing-loss/

My local pub/bar is too noisy. How to quiet what appears to be unquietable (sp?).

Here’s a British article about noise control in bars/pubs. It’s from 2006, but no less germane.

Doors, windows, walls, speakers, duct work etc….

http://www.soundservice.co.uk/soundproofing_for_pubs_and_clubs.html

Noise Control in Your Car is possible.

Here’s a good article about how to keep noise down in the car (not gagging your kids, REAL noise control!)

http://elevatingsound.com/your-guide-to-getting-a-quiet-car/

Perfect Acoustic Absorption? Sounds like a bad idea.

I’ve been in anechoic chambers before an there’s an odd feeling of “something’s missing”. If you consider that our bodies become accustomed to all sorts of environmental conditions in normal life, when you take one completely away, you are instantly aware that 20% of your senses aren’t working.

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/physicists-achieve-perfect-acoustic-absorbtion

Microsoft gets into the act as well:

http://www.bksv.com/Home/NewsEvents/News/Microsoft_breaks_record.aspx?src=fnt

Love sports and want a career working with sound? Try Audio Mixer.

Can’t think of a better way to get free attendance at sporting events.

http://www.vox.com/2015/10/1/9428633/audio-mixer-sports