Why noise instrumentation is not always the dBs.

Why noise instrumentation is not always the dBs.

If you have to raise your voice to communicate face-to-face, in a socially-distanced workplace setting, then you probably have a noise problem. Pass Go, collect £200 and head straight to the hierarchy of controls (see Figure 1). Figure 1 Source: NIOSH You may want to...
Restaurant noise – a barrier to enjoyment.

Restaurant noise – a barrier to enjoyment.

We go to a restaurant to enjoy the food and ambience, but also as a social event; it offers us an opportunity to catch up with friends and enjoy a chat. For many people high levels of restaurant noise acts as a barrier to inclusion in conversation so affecting their...
Protect your ears for life!

Protect your ears for life!

The UKHCA have 5 special interest groups to focus attention on raising awareness and influencing groups who we feel are at most risk and would benefit from advice and steer in hearing health care.  One specific group we are aiming to influence is young people who are...
A COHERENT APPROACH TO THE PREVENTION OF NOISE INDUCED HEARING LOSS

Turn the noise up!?….

It is indeed a strange time we live in and the changes made to what used to be accepted as our “daily routine” have for some people had unexpected and unforeseen disadvantages. Where a large portion of the workplace have been furloughed at home some people have...