Noise pollution and its effect on the oceans

TIME TO MAKE WAVES AS NOISE SLOWLY KILLS OUR OCEANS Most people who have access to any form of social media or news outlet have become increasingly aware over the last few months, that we are killing our oceans with pollution – plastic, oil, sewage – but there is another form of pollution that doesn’t make the headlines quite as Read More…

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What’s the difference between a sound level meter and a noise dosimeter?

I’m relatively new to the world of acoustic measuring and noise measuring equipment, and one of the very first questions I found myself asking was “what’s the difference between a sound level meter and a noise dosimeter?” Thankfully, the distinction is relatively simple and a complete novice like me can get to grips with it. So if you’re looking to Read More…

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What’s causing noise pollution in offices?

Young manager yelling at her employee through a megaphone against a white background

An interesting study has emerged this week that points to a big increase in the levels of noise pollution in offices, and it’s all thanks to the popularity of open plan office spaces. The open plan office is designed to increase employee collaboration and morale, but this latest study from Oxford Economics found that the resulting noise pollution is reaching Read More…

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UK Not That Neighbourly When it Comes to Sleep Deprivation

Did you know that UK adults lose a staggering 84.1 million hours of sleep every week as a direct result of noisy neighbours? Well, so says new research. This research has been conducted by an insurance company, so just how accurate or scientific it is could be up for debate, but it does make for interesting reading if like me, you’re Read More…

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The Importance of Measuring Noise: A Real-Life Story

At Cirrus Research, we have been following the case of a viola player who suffered a life-changing hearing injury that left him unable to work or even listen to his own son play, after he won a landmark High Court judgement against the Royal Opera House (ROH). Read about this real-life case and learn how we can help you to protect your employees from irreparable damage to their ears.

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