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Latest Articles from Cirrus Research



It’s time to shout louder about Noise Pollution!

Noise pollution is the second largest environmental cause of health problems, according the World Health Organisation, with heart disease, diabetes and mental health conditions being caused by excessive noise levels. We think noise pollution awareness needs to be better.

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Why Do Some Sounds Instantly Scare Us?

The spookiest time of the year is just around the corner, which means we’re going to be hearing scary sounds everywhere. But what is it that makes these spooky soundas instantly scare us?

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Sound Level Meter Apps – How Accurate Are They?

There has been a growing awareness of the availability and application of sound level meter apps providing noise measurement functions. But how accurate are sound level meter apps when undertaking noise measurements? We did some research to look at the options.

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Latest Noise News

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A sound partnership for North America

Cirrus Research plc have today announced the formation of an exclusive partnership with NoiseMeters Inc for the distribution of sound measurement equipment in the USA with immediate effect.

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Environmental noise monitoring, anytime, any place and anywhere

Cirrus Research is excited to announce the launch of their latest cloud-based noise monitoring system, Quantum Outdoor. Quantum Outdoor is a single solution for the remote monitoring of noise 24/7; it uses powerful cloud technology to give users control over their environmental noise impacts at their desktops.

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The Top 10 Quietest Places On Earth

The Top 10 Quietest Places on Earth

We often talk about excessive noise, whether it’s in reference to occupational or environmental noise, but it’s not very often that we talk about quiet places.

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Spotlight on Industry



What are the noise and vibration regulations that tree surgeons need to adhere to?

Noise and vibration pose very significant risks to people at work, especially if they’re not adequately protected with quiet/smooth tools or the correct level of personal protective equipment.

But what are the risks associated with exposure to excessive noise and vibration levels? What impact can noise and vibration have on people’s health?

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The health effects of noise and vibration: what are the risks faced by tree surgeons?

For more than 50 years, we’ve been in the business of helping organisations across the world meet their legal and moral obligations to minimise the health effects of noise vibration on their employees. Noise and vibration pose very significant risks to people at work, especially if they’re not adequately protected with quiet/smooth tools or the correct level of personal protective equipment.

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Vibration measurement and tree surgery: what products can tree surgeons use to help protect against vibration?

Understanding the importance of protecting people against vibration is an important first step. The next thing to know is what equipment is available to measure and monitor vibration levels, which allows for the correct protection to be implemented and provided.

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Case Studies



Helping North Kesteven Council investigate over 600 noise complaints

Latest Articles from Cirrus Research Latest Noise News Spotlight on Industry Case Studies Cirrus Research News Updates Download the Noise Measurement Terminology Guide to expand your noise knowledge and make measuring noise simpler.
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Noise Action Week takes Cirrus to Malton Food Festival

For Noise Action Week, the team at Cirrus went to Malton Food Festival to record some of the sounds that make this event so successful. See what they found out by reading our article!

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The doseBadge5 helps reluctant workers protect their hearing [Case Study]

Ear protection isn’t the most stylish or fashionable thing to wear and it can certainly impede your ability to have a conversation, but wearing it is incredibly important in order to prevent noise-induced hearing loss. Read how the doseBadge5 helped a group of factory workers in Ireland understand the importance of wearing hearing protection in our latest case study.

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Cirrus Research News Updates



Why Do Some Sounds Instantly Scare Us?

The spookiest time of the year is just around the corner, which means we’re going to be hearing scary sounds everywhere. But what is it that makes these spooky soundas instantly scare us?

Read More...
An image of sound level meter apps how accurate are they?

Sound Level Meter Apps – How Accurate Are They?

There has been a growing awareness of the availability and application of sound level meter apps providing noise measurement functions. But how accurate are sound level meter apps when undertaking noise measurements? We did some research to look at the options.

Read More...
An image of the UK flag with the US flag and cirrus research plc noise measurement devices

A sound partnership for North America

Cirrus Research plc have today announced the formation of an exclusive partnership with NoiseMeters Inc for the distribution of sound measurement equipment in the USA with immediate effect.

Read More...