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Why is excessive noise and noise pollution harmful?

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

Here at Cirrus Research, we’re driven by one main thing: to develop innovative instruments that will ultimately save people’s hearing from being irreparably damaged, and prevent them from developing other serious conditions associated with hearing loss. Most people who know our name will have awareness of just how damaging noise can be, whether it’s noise pollution in the environment or 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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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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Noise Changes Lives: The Story of Our Campaign to Reduce Noise Induced Hearing Loss

The Story of Our Campaign to Reduce Noise Induced Hearing Loss

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.

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Health & Safety North 2017: Hearing Protection Selection Just Got Easier

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The team at Cirrus Research is proud to be exhibiting at this year’s Health & Safety North – coming to you from EventCity, Manchester for the first time. They will be demonstrating our latest solutions for assessing the risks of occupational noise and vibration on Stand K33. Find out about our latest innovations here.

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Noise Monitoring at Insomnia Gaming Festival [Case Study]

live music concert at insomnia gaming festival

The Insomnia Gaming Festival, which is the hottest gaming event in town. attracts up to 50,000 fans to the NEC Birmingham. Even with those kinds of numbers attending, it is hard to think there will be much of a need for noise monitoring; after all, isn’t gaming a relatively quiet and solo activity? Not so. Check out our case study on noise monitoring at Insomnia Gaming Festival.

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