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Hearing protectors are the most popular way to control hazardous noise. There are several issues related to the very essence of the protectors and the way they are chosen and used and we will examine some of the basic concepts involved and deal with their practical applications over the next few issues.
We live in a very disturbing world where scientific evidence is sometimes called “fake news,” truth and lies are interchangeable, and a significant number of citizens believe conspiracy-theories, spread by social media. Sound familiar?
Reverberation is one of the essential qualities of an auditorium, concert hall, and any other site intended for listening to speech and/or music and is a starting point for the designer of a room or venue.
Given that older listeners rely on cognitive functions, such as working memory or attention, to improve speech understanding in difficult listening situations, it may be useful to develop auditory-cognitive training programs that target the older CI listener’s needs.
In this article, chemical engineer Monty McDonald, the Environment Chair of the Bayview Village Association in Toronto, provides information about the air-born chemical pollution issues relating to leaf blowers.
Measurements and assessment of most noises are relatively easy and have commonly accepted standards There are, however, situations, where most of the energy is concentrated in the lower end of the audible spectra, where the assessment presents problems that are not yet solved.
This is a review of papers accessed from the Google ScholarTM and MendeleyTM databases that deal with risk of hearing loss when mechanical vibrations are also applied to the bodies of noise-exposed workers.
Dr Bob Harrison helps hearing health professionals, audiologists be aware and be prepared to answer questions about health effects of wind turbine noise.
Alberto Behar explores the issue of low-frequency noise.
Robert Traynor tells the story of how much of the research on early aircraft noise levels was conducted at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, spearheaded by a virtual “Who’s – Who” of Physics at the time.