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Volume 6

Wind Turbines Noise Effects Study by Health Canada

Are there harmful effects from the noise generated by the wind turbines and, if the answer is “yes”, what are they and what are the risks they represent?

Why Do We Like Noise

Alberto Behar wonders why when a noise issue is not hearing hazard, it appears that noise is often not seen as a problem worth considering.

The NRR: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Noise expert Alberto Behar explores The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the Noise Reduction Rating

Scalpel-Free Surgery Using Everyday Acoustics

Noise expert Alberto Behar looks at the recent developments of “Scalpel-Free Surgery Using Everyday Acoustics”

Volume 5

Science Matters – Ototoxicity for the Layperson: A Primer

Alberto Behar steps into the Science Matters feature for this issue with a primer on ototoxicity.

Hearing Protector Fit Testing

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

Noisy Notes: Orchestra Players and Hearing Loss

Hearing loss in orchestra players is not a new problem. It has been acknowledged and discussed for many years by many researchers. While results can be variable, one thing everybody agrees upon, is that many other musicians (such as rock, hard metal, etc) do suffer some degree of hearing loss.

Background Noise in Audiometric Booths and the New CSA Standard on Audiometric Tests

In this issue of Noisy Notes, Alberto Behar gives us a nice overview of the new edition of the CSA Standard on audiometric tests which was issued during the last month of 2017.

Volume 4


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