Read Articles on Acoustics, Vibration, and Noise Control

New findings on deep sea whales, dolphins prompt call to stop Israel’s search for gas

May 30, 2023

First extensive exploration of Israel’s deep-sea economic waters by Israeli-UK team identifies two species of threatened whales that are sensitive to underwater noise By SUE SURKES  Dr. Aviad Scheinin, director of the Marine Apex Predator Lab at the Morris Kahn Marine…

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Auriculotherapy: Stimulate your ear, lose weight from your rear

May 28, 2023

Evidence is accumulating that taping six metal beads to specific points on the ear helps weight loss. Photo: Getty John Elder You’re doing all the right things to lose weight. Eating more vegetables, and at the same time cutting back overall…

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Are electric vehicles too quiet?

May 24, 2023

A consultation process, closing this week, is asking Australians if they think EVs should be equipped with “acoustic alerting systems” due to fears they could be a hazard for pedestrians or cyclists. The technology would digitally mimic the sound of…

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Traffic noise pushes up your blood pressure and risk of stroke

March 31, 2023

Traffic noise isn’t just annoying, it carries a number of health risks. Photo: Getty John Elder When living on a busy road, do we ever get used to tyres squealing and revving engines, the factory-like grunt and throb of trucks, sirens…

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In groundbreaking research, Tel Aviv U team records plants ‘talking’ for first time

March 31, 2023

Scientists discover clicking sounds, which humans can’t hear and which differ based on species and type of stress; wonder what uses other plants, animals make of the information By SUE SURKES 30 March 2023 It has been known for some time that…

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Beethoven’s DNA decoded from locks of hair saved by his fans

March 22, 2023

By Carolyn Y. Johnson March 22, 2023 In 1802, German composer Ludwig van Beethoven wrote a heart-wrenching letter to his brothers, describing the deafness that forced him to “live like an exile” and yearn for death. Beethoven kept going for another 25 years,…

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Do earphones lead to hearing impairment?

March 8, 2023

Studies show that people who use earphones often with high volumes have worse hearing than those who don’t use earphones. By MAARIV ONLINE MARCH 6, 2023 Illustrative image of a woman using headphones. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons) Earphones have become a…

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The quietest place on earth will drive you insane

February 20, 2023

In 2015, Microsoft built a room that is now officially designated in the Guinness Book of Records as the quietest place on Earth. By WALLA! HEALTH FEBRUARY 19, 2023 Radio frequency anechoic chamber, Antennas Research Group, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece.…

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Tread softly, a long-standing myth about snakes was just busted

February 15, 2023

By 9News Staff A long-standing mystery about snakes has been solved, with a team of Australian researchers discovering the reptiles can hear more than previously believed. The University of Queensland-led study, published today, found snakes can hear and react to airborne sound, as well as…

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Harmless hum? How living near a busy road causes tinnitus

February 11, 2023

The louder the noise from a busy road, close to where you live, the worse your tinnitus. Photo: Getty John Elder People with tinnitus – the phantom ringing in your ears – tend to believe they’re paying the price for attending…

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