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Volume 4

SOUND ATTENUATION OF ACOUSTIC SHIELDS

Symphonic music can pose a hearing hazard for musicians. Alberto Behar and his colleagues investigate the use of acoustic shields as a potential safeguard.

WHY DO WE LIKE NOISE?

In spite of presentations and articles about the effects of noise. Alberto tries to figure out why people really like noise.

ON APPS AND SOUND LEVEL METERS

Alberto Behar give us the lowdown on uses and accuracy when it comes to choosing a sound level meter App.

Volume 3

Upcoming Acoustical Events

Did you wonder if there is anything coming up for people with an interest in the effects of noise and noise control? Alberto Behar gives is the lowdown on the upcoming acoustical events around the world.

Predicting Musician’s Hearing Loss

Alberto Behar writes that there is nothing new regarding hearing loss from long duration exposure to loud noise. The question has always been on how loud is loud and how long a duration should be to be considered as “long.”

HEARING PROTECTORS, HEARING LOSS, AND INTELLIGIBILITY

Readers of Alberto’s column should by now be used to his predilection for rigorously defining terms that are frequently used in the acoustics side of the field. In keeping with that practice he defines Hearing Protectors, Hearing Loss, and Intelligibility, so that there will be no misunderstandings.

Can We Measure Our Age in dB? … You Must Be Kidding?

The answer to this question may surprise you.

HEARING LOSS, NO, BUT….!

In modern life there are noise sources that may not cause hearing loss but are highly annoying. Alberto Behar gives us his “hit list” of the worst offenders.

Volume 2

Sound Pressure and Sound Power

Our resident noise guru Alberto Behar gives us a lesson on “Sound Pressure and Sound Power.”

The Best Hearing Protector

Alberto Behar explores the issue of hearing protection comfort related to usage.