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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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Edinburgh pledges action to tackle airport noise

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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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New York Turned into the Sound Laboratory of the World

photo of statue of liberty, new york

If someone asked me what does New York city sound like, the first things that spring to mind are sirens and honking car horns – after all, New York isn’t known as the city that doesn’t sleep for nothing. But, like many other metropolis around the world, it seems its citizens are waking up to the fact this may not be something to boast about when it comes to cityscape noise pollution.

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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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