Category Archives: Noise and health

SoundEar devices reduce noise levels in Critical Care

At a hospital in Preston, UK researchers have found that SoundEar devices can be used to reduce noise levels in critical care units, without introducing any other means of noise reduction. The results speak volumes ”The device [SoundEar 3] acted as an isolated intervention to significantly reduce night-time ambient and peak sound levels, a change […]

You maintain your hearing throughout life, right?

Hearing impairment

Most people perceive the hearing as something permanent, a never-changing constant – so why should you have it tested? You may have experienced a short ringing after a concert, but it disappeared just a few days later, right? With this statement, Nikolai Bisgaard, Vice President of GN Hearing encapsulates one of the big challenges, resulting […]

Aircraft noise is harmful to you

Airplanes are heavy and noisy machinery. If you live in the vicinity of an airport or are otherwise bothered by aircraft noise, it may impact your health. Researchers from the University of Bern discovered that the risk of dying from a heart attack is larger if you are exposed to aircraft noise. The results have […]

Noise in open office spaces can lead to stress

Noise in open office spaces can be a problem. A study from Sydney University shows that employees are drained of energy when noise levels at work are too high. It is a proven fact, that it is harmful to be exposed to high noise levels for a longer period of time. Work environment in open […]

Road Traffic Noise Issues in Residential Areas

Road traffic noise

Road traffic noise poses a huge threat, and is the second most harmful environmental stressor in Europe, only surpassed by air pollution. There are several issues with living in an area with a lot of noise, some of them concern your health. In this blog post we dive into some of the harmful effects of […]

5 tips to reduce noise in the Industrial Sector

Noise in the industrial sector is an increasing issue, not only for employees but also for people living close to noisy companies. Noise can ruin a healthy work environment, which is why there are guidelines as to how much noise, you can be exposed to, when you are at work. In this blog post we […]

5 tips to reduce noise at hospitals

You can experience noise in many places, because noise can stem from almost anything. Noise is also present at hospitals even though most people would say that they make an effort to speak less loud, precisely because they are at a hospital. Small sounds can lead to noise It is not only people talking that […]

Protect your hearing and avoid dementia

Sound wave and ear

Hearing loss can lead to dementia. Research shows that 47 million people were affected by dementia on a global scale in 2015. Scientists predict that the number will have tripled by 2050. In this blog post we take a closer look at hearing loss as a contributing factor to the development of dementia. Even though […]

4 tips and tricks to reduce noise in classrooms

Teachers and children spend many hours in school trying to concentrate and learn. Often this takes place with noise in classrooms – in small classrooms, noisy halls and old school buildings which were built before anyone was paying attention to noise reducing materials and a good sound environment. School teachers and child care workers are […]

How to reduce hospital noise at neonatal units

Hospital noise is an issue for babies born prematurely who are at high risk when it comes to external influences such as noise. Their systems are underdeveloped and they need as much sleep and rest as possible to recuperate. This is one of the reasons why the Neonatal Unit at the highly specialized hospital in […]

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