iPod use among students damage ears

No Earth shattering news here, but it may give you ammo when counselling children.


Civil Disobedience has many uses – Noise Protests in UK

Well here’s one way to fight noisy construction trucks….


Nothing like a back yard creek to help you sleep – The Science of Sleep Noise

Ever wonder why you sleep so well at the shore? At your Uncle’s fishing cabin?


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…..


Outdoor Noise Barriers in a nutshell

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


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.


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.


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?


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


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.


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….