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World Hearing Day 2021 – Hearing Care for All

World Hearing Day is one awareness day that is close to the hearts of all of us here at Cirrus Research. For over 50 years we have pioneered and innovated technology that has made monitoring and measuring noise easier and more accessible. We’re dedicated to helping protect those at risk of being affected by overexposure to noise.

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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?

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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Research reveals drop in noise pollution during Covid-19 lockdown

At the start of the global Covid-19 lockdown, we all marvelled at the photos showing deserted streets and farm animals wandering through once-busy town centres. Not only did the lockdown period provide unique visual spectacles for us to look back on in years to come, but it turns out that there was also an audible effect of Covid-19. Recent research, Read More…

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Mental Health Awareness Week

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week! We couldn’t think of a better time for everyone to show their support. Mental Health problems can affect anyone. The issues don’t have a favourite gender, a specified income or a preferential age bracket. Anyone can suffer, and too many choose to do so silence. This week is your chance to have a chat with 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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