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…
Today marks the beginning of Tinnitus Week, and here at Cirrus Research we’re driven to develop innovative instruments that will ultimately help to save people’s hearing from being irreparably damaged.
Today marks World Mental Health Awareness Day, and it’s one of the most important awareness events of the year. In the last few years, mental health awareness has dramatically improved, meaning that people who for too long have suffered in silence, are now getting the help and treatment they need.
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…
A leading hearing charity is attempting to make earplugs cool by suggesting they should be as readily available in nightclubs and bars and condoms. Read more in our article.
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.
On World Alzheimer’s Day, we take a look at the link between hearing loss and Alzheimer’s, and what can be done to help reduce the risks.
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.
Noise is pretty easy to quantify but very hard to illustrate. For the last 40 years Cirrus has built its business and reputation on accurately monitoring and recording sound but had precious little to work with when it came to visually illustrating noise. That was always the challenge for our marketing department.
Earlier this summer, a team from Cirrus entered the annual Dragon Boat races organised by The Rotary Club of Scarborough and despite being novices at Dragon Boat racing (it’s not something we do every day!), the team got through to the A-Finals and finished a creditable 7th (we think)! As part of the races, we were fund raising for our supported Read More…