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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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Helping North Kesteven Council investigate over 600 noise complaints

Anyone who has neighbours knows that sometimes, they can be less than courteous; whether it’s loud music and all-night parties, or the dog that’s trying to communicate with the whole street. We all have a right to live in a quiet and peaceful area and whilst some noise can be ignored, sometimes it becomes too much to bear and we 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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Why is excessive noise and noise pollution harmful?

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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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