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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

‘Noise is bad for you’ – Studies link to excessive noise pollution

Noise is bad for you with studies linking excessive noise pollution to instances of hearing impairment, sleep disturbance and anxiety. But new research has suggested it can also make you infertile.

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‘Noise is bad for you’ – Studies link to excessive noise pollution

Study suggests that noise from town centres can trigger heart problems

As a noise expert for over 30 years, our founder, Peter Wilson, knows first-hand the issues noise pollution has, particularly on our health. And with a wealth of research being undertaken looking at the impact our environment has on our bodies, the effect of noise has been a focal point.

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Study suggests that noise from town centres can trigger heart problems

Noise experts launch new portfolio of products to the market

We are thrilled to announce the launch of six new products into the market. Using a new and improved acoustic foam, the new range of products have better noise reduction performance than their predecessor the Echo H2, they are lightweight and are also more adaptable for a bigger range of work sites.

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Noise experts launch new portfolio of products to the market

Noise experts launch new website as growth continues

The team at Echo Barrier is delighted to have launched a new website to cope with the increased demand for services across the globe. The site, which includes a full product range with technical specifications, sector by sector tips and advice, up to date news and details of distributors worldwide is now live.

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Noise experts launch new website as growth continues