Sound Levels and Reverberation

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I am on the Australian Standards committee looking at a revision of AS2107. This Standard deals with recommended indoor sound levels and reverberation times and we recently met for two days to review the over 500 comments received following the release of the Draft earlier this year. All of these were discussed and some of the points…

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Using Modern Technology to Help Hearing

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It is good to see that modern technologies are being adapted to assist people with disabilities. I came across this today and thought how marvellous it would be if this or similar technology could be used assist those who have not been able to access this type of audio assist. The hearing aid entrepreneurs whom…

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Beware Risk of Hearing Loss from Loud Music

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Further to my post the other day, WHO has recently issued this scary statistic re the risk to hearing due to the prevalence of young people in particular being exposed to high levels of music. If you are exposed to high levels of noise and turn up the volume on your music device and find…

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Noise Levels Causing Hearing Damage

This article in the Australian today. We must continually remind our youngsters and indeed, some of the oldsters, to only listen to their devices at much lower levels. Many a time, I was on the bus travelling in to work and I could hear music blasting from earpieces from people sitting 2 metres away. One time an elderly lady commented…

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