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Edinburgh pledges action to tackle airport noise

An image that shows the silhouette of an aircraft taking off at an airport at night time.

The management staff at Edinburgh Airport have recently announced that they are taking steps to reduce the number of night-time flights in an attempt to ease the number of local residents who are being disturbed by excessive noise levels. Find out more in our article and discover why tackling airport noise is so important.

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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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Traffic Noise Mapping in Chile [Case Study]

optimus green sound level meter being used to traffic noise mapping in chile

With a population of around 17 million and roughly one-third of that living in Chilean capital of Santiago, traffic noise mapping wouldn’t seem top of the urban research agenda. Not so, last year a report stated that new car sales were up a staggering 27.3% in the country as the economy continues to improve. Santiago is also one of General Motors’ manufacturing bases in South America. That’s why Prof. Jorge Arenas undertook a two-year noise mapping study using equipment from Cirrus Research. Read the full case study here.

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The Measure Issue 10 Autumn 2016 – The Cirrus Research Newsletter

The Measure Issue 10 Autumn 2016

The latest issue of The Measure, the Cirrus Research newsletter is now available for download. In this issue we’ve covered: The new doseBadge5 Noise Dosimeter with a history and timeline of the doseBadge family A case study for the Optimus Green Sound Level Meter and the Invictus Environmental Noise Monitor at the Classical Haçienda Concert Our Dragon Boat Race Team Dates Read More…

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Optimus and Invictus are the Classic Combination [Case Study]

Haçienda Classical Concert

Imagine a perfect summer’s evening with a 40-strong classical orchestra playing to an appreciative audience in a leafy green park. So far, so very English. Add in the fact the Park is in the heart of Lancaster city surrounded by thousands of homes and the orchestra is playing sets of the Hacienda’s classic 90s house music hits and you can understand the headache facing Acoustic Consultant Chris Selkirk on his latest noise monitoring project.

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