News tagged with noise

Brit accents vex US hearing-impaired elderly

Older Americans with some hearing loss shouldn't feel alone if they have trouble understanding British TV sagas like "Downton Abbey." A small study from the University of Utah suggests hearing-impaired senior citizens have ...

dateMay 25, 2016 in Social Sciences
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Cities try different tactics to regulate noise

If you live in Waco, Texas, your neighbor maneuvering a gas lawn mower in the middle of the night likely wouldn't violate the decibel limit, which is eight times louder than the typical nighttime limit in the United States.

dateMay 23, 2016 in Ecology
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Sonic net could save birds and aircraft, study suggests

Introducing a noise net around airfields that emits sound levels equivalent to those of a conversation in a busy restaurant could prevent collisions between birds and aircraft, saving passenger lives and billions in damages, ...

dateMay 06, 2016 in Ecology
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