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Internoise 2015

August 14, 2015

I have just attended Internoise 2015 in San Francisco. There were over 1000 attendees from many parts of the world and a few Aussies as well. It was great to catch up with colleagues and friends and to attend some very…

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Music Can Effect Your Performance

August 2, 2015

We all know that music can affect your mood. But it can also affect your performance. This research just out. Not surprising. When Plastic Surgeons Listen to Their Preferred Music, Their Stitches Are Better and Faster “Our study confirmed that listening to the…

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Why Do We Notice an Alarm Sound?

August 1, 2015

Have you often wondered why some sounds attract more attention than others? Why do alarm/emergency type sounds attract more of our attention? Here’s Why The Sound Of Screaming Freaks You Out The Huffington Post | By Carolyn Gregoire Of all the terrible sounds…

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Tony Abbott and Wind Turbines

July 13, 2015

“Well, there is one way to get hot air blowing and the Prime Minister has done his fair share. But he got it wrong!! Wind Turbines are NOT the cause of health impacts for residents living 1 km away despite what…

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A Whale of A Time!

May 25, 2015

I recently attended Oceanoise 2015 in the City Auditorium of Vilanova I la Geltrú which is a beautiful beach town near Barcelona, Spain. The growing scientific and societal concern about the effects of underwater sound on marine ecosystems has been recently…

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So Now We know – Cats Can Also be Sensitive to Noise

April 28, 2015

High-pitched sounds cause seizures in old cats: Certain breeds more susceptible Date: April 27, 2015 Source: SAGE Publications Summary: Sharp high-pitched sounds have been found to cause seizures in older cats. The most commonly reported triggers were the sound of…

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Wind Turbine Noise 2015 Glasgow

April 24, 2015

So here I am in Glasgow for the WTN 2015. This year had a record turn out of over 190 people. It was great to catch up with colleagues and friends while also getting straight into the serious side with papers and posters. There were some very good…

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New Approach for Those With a Hearing Loss

April 8, 2015

The Hearing Aid BRW Published 20 March 2015 Larissa Nicholson “Disrupting a cosy, overpriced industry”: customer-fitted hearing aid pioneers Dr Elaine Saunders and Professor Peter Blamey A hearing aid package which eliminates the need to visit a specialist has not…

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Sound Levels and Reverberation

March 29, 2015

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…

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Using Modern Technology to Help Hearing

March 22, 2015

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…

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