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Cirrus Makes Some Noise For Red Nose Day

To celebrate Red Nose Day and to raise money for Comic Relief, we visited hundreds of school children across Yorkshire in order to find out which primary school was the loudest – we appropriately named our event, Red “Noise” Day. The schools which took part were: Riverside Primary School, Tadcaster; Monk Fryston Primary School, North Yorkshire; Hunmanby Primary School, East Read More…

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Every day is International Women’s Day at Cirrus Research

Three of Cirrus’ successful career women tell of their experiences working and progressing in a male-dominated sector.  In the male-dominated Health & Safety industry, Cirrus Research has a strong track record in attracting, recruiting and retaining women across its global business. Times and manufacturing have changed, some areas faster than others, but more roles and opportunities are available for women Read More…

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What’s the worst sound in the world?

A man holding his hands over his ears, as a visual representation of noise pollution.

No matter who are, there’s always that one sound that makes your toes curl and your skin crawl. Whether it’s terracotta plant pots, nails on a chalkboard or children crying, there are a whole host of sounds out there that can only be described in one way: unbearable. To get to the bottom of which sound really is the worst, we ran a short poll on social media to gauge people’s reactions to a shortlist of some of worst sounds to ever pass through a human ear. The shortlist was made up of suggestions from around the Cirrus sales and marketing office, with the option for respondents to add their own suggestions if they found our list of audio atrocities wasn’t abominable enough.

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Not every day’s a drag – measuring the noise levels of a drag racer

An image of drag racers, after their noise output levels had been recorded.

Cirrus Research recently welcomed the Wilson family to our headquarters in Hunmanby to help them with a very particular noise problem; they needed to ensure that their junior dragster conformed to Motorsport UK noise guidelines, and they reached out to us to help them. In this case study, we look at the backstory of the Wilson family and explain how we were able to measure the noise levels of a drag racer, demonstrating our adaptability and suitability to monitoring motorsport noise.

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dBActive app now available for iOS and Android!

This week, we’ve taken another leap forward in our product offering with the launch of the dBActive smartphone application! Available for both iOS and Android devices, dBActive works with our new Optimus+ instrument and makes monitoring and measuring noise easier and simpler. As well as being able to view live measurement data for all noise parameters, including octave bands, you’ll be Read More…

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Cirrus’ Christmas Countdown Is Here!

The festive season has arrived. Christmas cheer is everywhere as children write their lists to Father Christmas, people flock to the shops and supermarkets brace themselves for one of the busiest periods of the year. With so much to look forward to, it’s obvious that Andy Williams was right: it really is the most wonderful time of the year. Here Read More…

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