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Reducing Noise Pollution Nationwide Could Reap Big Savings Reducing noise pollution in the United States wouldn’t just impact hearing but could save $3.9 billion in health care spending by lowering the prevalence of health issues associated with excess noise. University of Michigan School of Public Health researchers have calculated that a 5-decibel reduction in excess […]

Repeated exposure to loud noise levels of more than 85 decibels can cause permanent hearing loss at any age. That level isn’t so extreme: an average conversation is about 50 decibels. A lawnmower is about 90 decibels. Combining loud activities, such as listening to music on your iPod while you mow the lawn, is even […]

A billion at risk for hearing loss from exposure to loud music “Hey dude — can you turn your music down?” If anyone says this to you while you’re wearing your earbuds, take note: Loud music is probably endangering your hearing. More than one billion teens and young adults are at risk of losing their hearing, […]

Though for the most part noise is simply regarded as a nuisance, it has the potential to become harmful to young ears. Noise is generally defined as any unwanted sound, and is measured by the intensity and frequency of the sound waves that hit the ear. We measure this in decibels (dB). The greater the […]

Speech Privacy: Dealing with Work Environment and Legal Requirements Speech Privacy: Picture a typical office environment that you’ve worked on as a systems integrator. What does it look like? Chances are, it’s an open office with private offices along the walls and a bunch of cubicles in the middle. Are many of the walls to […]