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City reviews noise bylaws

Toronto is set to overhaul its noise regulations to help it investigate complaints in order of priority.

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City reviews noise bylaws

The need for peace and quiet

We all know how vital peace and quiet is in our everyday lives but how many of us can say that we achieve it? With April being Stress Awareness Month, we talk about how noise can be a major stressor on our health.

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The need for peace and quiet

Noise experts launch most effective barrier to date

Following ongoing research, testing and fine tuning, we have launched our newest and most effective acoustic barrier to date -the H9™.

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Noise experts launch most effective barrier to date

Don’t let staff health and wellbeing fall on deaf ears

The WELL Building Standard, originally introduced in the US, is steadily gaining importance in the design of UK office buildings. Here, to mark the Health and Wellbeing at Work event (6th-7th March), we take a look at one key element of the project – acoustics.

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Don’t let staff health and wellbeing fall on deaf ears

Fight or flight – how noise makes our hearts race

We all know that living under a flight-path, near train lines or next to busy roads can have a negative impact on our health. But aside from pollution and sleep disturbance, there is now a direct correlation between high levels of noise and heart disease thanks to new research from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Fight or flight – how noise makes our hearts race

Step in and stop the ringing

You might be familiar with the temporary ringing in your ears after attending a loud concert or sporting event. But for some, this is a constant internal buzzing and it affects them every day of their lives.

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Step in and stop the ringing

New legislation gives City a chance to sleep

New York City has always been known as a melting pot of people and noise. But now the city that never sleeps is being given some peace and quiet with the introduction of new legislation that will aim to restrict overnight and weekend construction noise.

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New legislation gives City a chance to sleep

Potential reform to noise pollution law is in the air in the UK

Council leaders have come together to support a campaign for a change in the current noise pollution law in the UK. The change will see an individual or business responsible for an alteration in noise conditions being held accountable for dealing with that change.

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Potential reform to noise pollution law is in the air in the UK

More disturbing than the dawn chorus

New research has shown that birds exhibit symptoms of PTSD as a result of prolonged exposure to loud noise. Birds, much like humans, need some peace and quiet from time to time. We are able to go home, shut the door and with it the noisy world outside. But for bluebirds living in nesting sites in northern New Mexico, there is no escape

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More disturbing than the dawn chorus

Explosive arguments over firecracker noise

Ahead of bonfire night, we look at how dangerous loud bangs from fireworks can be.

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Explosive arguments over firecracker noise