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Volume 5

Hearing Protector Fit Testing

Alberto writes about how fit testing helps workers understand the importance of proper usage of their hearing protectors.

Noisy Notes: NRR AND CUSTOM-MADE HEARING PROTECTORS

Noise guru Alberto Behar answers some questions regarding the use of the term Noise Reduction Rating, especially when dealing with custom-made hearing protectors.

Miss Sherlock Figures Out the Sounds

Gael Hannan give us some insight on the bimodal life where one sound has two different profiles when delivered through different technologies.

Volume 4

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.

Check, Check: NIOSH Launches New Sound Level Meter App

Dr. John Howard subs in for Alberto Behar with this issue’s Noisy Notes. We are pleased to provide a reprint from NIOSH about the launch of their new sound level meter app.

Advance Notice of Publication: Are Smartphones as Accurate as Sound Level Meters?

Noise has been a constant and ongoing problem in workplaces across many industries and around the world. It has been linked to a number of diseases and health problems including: hypertension, noise induced hearing loss, heart disease and sleep disturbance. The industry standard device which is used for accurately measuring noise is the sound level meter (SLM) but for an untrained person, these may be confusing to operate. This is an advance notice of a study which has been completed and is in the process of manuscript writing.

Volume 3

Did You Know How Loud Balloons Can Be?

Do you know how loud ballons can be? If you don’t know the answer, this article by Bill Hodgetts and Dylan Scott may surprise you.

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.”

Volume 1

Movies – Too Loud?

Ever wonder why movies seem to be getting louder? Wayne Staab did and he tells us why this is happening in this issue’s installment of Trends.