Any sound which is unwanted or interferes with HEARING other sounds.
Noise present in occupational, industrial, and factory situations.
Hearing loss due to exposure to explosive loud noise or chronic exposure to sound level greater than 85 dB. The hearing loss is often in the frequency range 4000-6000 hertz.
The comparison of the quantity of meaningful data to the irrelevant or incorrect data.
Personal devices for protection of the ears from loud or high intensity noise, water, or cold. These include earmuffs and earplugs.
The audibility limit of discriminating sound intensity and pitch.
A weight-carrying structure for navigation of the air that is supported either by its own buoyancy or by the dynamic action of the air against its surfaces. (Webster, 1973)
The interference of one perceptual stimulus with another causing a decrease or lessening in perceptual effectiveness.
Any visible result of a procedure which is caused by the procedure itself and not by the entity being analyzed. Common examples include histological structures introduced by tissue processing, radiographic images of structures that are not naturally present in living tissue, and products of chemical reactions that occur during analysis.
Use of sound to elicit a response in the nervous system.
The graphic registration of the frequency and intensity of sounds, such as speech, infant crying, and animal vocalizations.
Processes that incorporate some element of randomness, used particularly to refer to a time series of random variables.
Permanent roads having a line of rails fixed to ties and laid to gage, usually on a leveled or graded ballasted roadbed and providing a track for freight cars, passenger cars, and other rolling stock. Cars are designed to be drawn by locomotives or sometimes propelled by self-contained motors. (From Webster's 3d) The concept includes the organizational and administrative aspects of railroads as well.
The testing of the acuity of the sense of hearing to determine the thresholds of the lowest intensity levels at which an individual can hear a set of tones. The frequencies between 125 and 8000 Hz are used to test air conduction thresholds and the frequencies between 250 and 4000 Hz are used to test bone conduction thresholds.
A procedure consisting of a sequence of algebraic formulas and/or logical steps to calculate or determine a given task.
The science pertaining to the interrelationship of psychologic phenomena and the individual's response to the physical properties of sound.
The process whereby an utterance is decoded into a representation in terms of linguistic units (sequences of phonetic segments which combine to form lexical and grammatical morphemes).
Measurement of hearing based on the use of pure tones of various frequencies and intensities as auditory stimuli.
The process whereby auditory stimuli are selected, organized, and interpreted by the organism.
Psychophysical technique that permits the estimation of the bias of the observer as well as detectability of the signal (i.e., stimulus) in any sensory modality. (From APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed.)
The ability or act of sensing and transducing ACOUSTIC STIMULATION to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. It is also called audition.
The minimum amount of stimulus energy necessary to elicit a sensory response.
The perceived attribute of a sound which corresponds to the physical attribute of intensity.
AUTOMOBILES, trucks, buses, or similar engine-driven conveyances. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Computer-based representation of physical systems and phenomena such as chemical processes.
Ability to make speech sounds that are recognizable.
A usually four-wheeled automotive vehicle designed for passenger transportation and commonly propelled by an internal-combustion engine using a volatile fuel. (Webster, 1973)
The branch of physics that deals with sound and sound waves. In medicine it is often applied in procedures in speech and hearing studies. With regard to the environment, it refers to the characteristics of a room, auditorium, theatre, building, etc. that determines the audibility or fidelity of sounds in it. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Measurement of the ability to hear speech under various conditions of intensity and noise interference using sound-field as well as earphones and bone oscillators.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of the neurological system, processes or phenomena; includes the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
A nonspecific symptom of hearing disorder characterized by the sensation of buzzing, ringing, clicking, pulsations, and other noises in the ear. Objective tinnitus refers to noises generated from within the ear or adjacent structures that can be heard by other individuals. The term subjective tinnitus is used when the sound is audible only to the affected individual. Tinnitus may occur as a manifestation of COCHLEAR DISEASES; VESTIBULOCOCHLEAR NERVE DISEASES; INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION; CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; and other conditions.
A test to determine the lowest sound intensity level at which fifty percent or more of the spondaic test words (words of two syllables having equal stress) are repeated correctly.
Continuous frequency distribution of infinite range. Its properties are as follows: 1, continuous, symmetrical distribution with both tails extending to infinity; 2, arithmetic mean, mode, and median identical; and 3, shape completely determined by the mean and standard deviation.
Electrical waves in the CEREBRAL CORTEX generated by BRAIN STEM structures in response to auditory click stimuli. These are found to be abnormal in many patients with CEREBELLOPONTINE ANGLE lesions, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, or other DEMYELINATING DISEASES.
The science dealing with the correlation of the physical characteristics of a stimulus, e.g., frequency or intensity, with the response to the stimulus, in order to assess the psychologic factors involved in the relationship.
The part of the inner ear (LABYRINTH) that is concerned with hearing. It forms the anterior part of the labyrinth, as a snail-like structure that is situated almost horizontally anterior to the VESTIBULAR LABYRINTH.
A general term for the complete or partial loss of the ability to hear from one or both ears.
The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents that occurs as a result of one's occupation.
Ability to determine the specific location of a sound source.
The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.
Statistical formulations or analyses which, when applied to data and found to fit the data, are then used to verify the assumptions and parameters used in the analysis. Examples of statistical models are the linear model, binomial model, polynomial model, two-parameter model, etc.
A type of non-ionizing radiation in which energy is transmitted through solid, liquid, or gas as compression waves. Sound (acoustic or sonic) radiation with frequencies above the audible range is classified as ultrasonic. Sound radiation below the audible range is classified as infrasonic.
NEURAL PATHWAYS and connections within the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, beginning at the hair cells of the ORGAN OF CORTI, continuing along the eighth cranial nerve, and terminating at the AUDITORY CORTEX.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of biological processes or diseases. For disease models in living animals, DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL is available. Biological models include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
A technique of inputting two-dimensional images into a computer and then enhancing or analyzing the imagery into a form that is more useful to the human observer.
The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents in the environment or to environmental factors that may include ionizing radiation, pathogenic organisms, or toxic chemicals.
The acoustic aspects of speech in terms of frequency, intensity, and time.
Electronic hearing devices typically used for patients with normal outer and middle ear function, but defective inner ear function. In the COCHLEA, the hair cells (HAIR CELLS, VESTIBULAR) may be absent or damaged but there are residual nerve fibers. The device electrically stimulates the COCHLEAR NERVE to create sound sensation.
A broad category of sleep disorders characterized by either hypersomnolence or insomnia. The three major subcategories include intrinsic (i.e., arising from within the body) (SLEEP DISORDERS, INTRINSIC), extrinsic (secondary to environmental conditions or various pathologic conditions), and disturbances of circadian rhythm. (From Thorpy, Sleep Disorders Medicine, 1994, p187)
Investigative technique commonly used during ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY in which a series of bright light flashes or visual patterns are used to elicit brain activity.
The electric response evoked in the CEREBRAL CORTEX by ACOUSTIC STIMULATION or stimulation of the AUDITORY PATHWAYS.
Differential response to different stimuli.
Sound that expresses emotion through rhythm, melody, and harmony.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of systems, processes, or phenomena. They include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
Wearable sound-amplifying devices that are intended to compensate for impaired hearing. These generic devices include air-conduction hearing aids and bone-conduction hearing aids. (UMDNS, 1999)
Loss of sensitivity to sounds as a result of auditory stimulation, manifesting as a temporary shift in auditory threshold. The temporary threshold shift, TTS, is expressed in decibels.
Analysis based on the mathematical function first formulated by Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Fourier in 1807. The function, known as the Fourier transform, describes the sinusoidal pattern of any fluctuating pattern in the physical world in terms of its amplitude and its phase. It has broad applications in biomedicine, e.g., analysis of the x-ray crystallography data pivotal in identifying the double helical nature of DNA and in analysis of other molecules, including viruses, and the modified back-projection algorithm universally used in computerized tomography imaging, etc. (From Segen, The Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
Methods developed to aid in the interpretation of ultrasound, radiographic images, etc., for diagnosis of disease.
Tests of the ability to hear and understand speech as determined by scoring the number of words in a word list repeated correctly.
A dimension of auditory sensation varying with cycles per second of the sound stimulus.
Hearing loss in frequencies above 1000 hertz.
Self-generated faint acoustic signals from the inner ear (COCHLEA) without external stimulation. These faint signals can be recorded in the EAR CANAL and are indications of active OUTER AUDITORY HAIR CELLS. Spontaneous otoacoustic emissions are found in all classes of land vertebrates.
The ability to differentiate tones.
Persons with any degree of loss of hearing that has an impact on their activities of daily living or that requires special assistance or intervention.
The cochlear part of the 8th cranial nerve (VESTIBULOCOCHLEAR NERVE). The cochlear nerve fibers originate from neurons of the SPIRAL GANGLION and project peripherally to cochlear hair cells and centrally to the cochlear nuclei (COCHLEAR NUCLEUS) of the BRAIN STEM. They mediate the sense of hearing.
Any enterprise centered on the processing, assembly, production, or marketing of a line of products, services, commodities, or merchandise, in a particular field often named after its principal product. Examples include the automobile, fishing, music, publishing, insurance, and textile industries.
Abrupt changes in the membrane potential that sweep along the CELL MEMBRANE of excitable cells in response to excitation stimuli.
The physical effects involving the presence of electric charges at rest and in motion.
Large vessels propelled by power or sail used for transportation on rivers, seas, oceans, or other navigable waters. Boats are smaller vessels propelled by oars, paddles, sail, or power; they may or may not have a deck.
Procedures for correcting HEARING DISORDERS.
Methods of creating machines and devices.
Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
Part of an ear examination that measures the ability of sound to reach the brain.
The selecting and organizing of visual stimuli based on the individual's past experience.
The monitoring of the level of toxins, chemical pollutants, microbial contaminants, or other harmful substances in the environment (soil, air, and water), workplace, or in the bodies of people and animals present in that environment.
Surgical insertion of an electronic hearing device (COCHLEAR IMPLANTS) with electrodes to the COCHLEAR NERVE in the inner ear to create sound sensation in patients with residual nerve fibers.
A continuing periodic change in displacement with respect to a fixed reference. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
The time from the onset of a stimulus until a response is observed.
Improvement in the quality of an x-ray image by use of an intensifying screen, tube, or filter and by optimum exposure techniques. Digital processing methods are often employed.
Sounds used in animal communication.
Hearing loss resulting from damage to the COCHLEA and the sensorineural elements which lie internally beyond the oval and round windows. These elements include the AUDITORY NERVE and its connections in the BRAINSTEM.
Abnormal or excessive excitability with easily triggered anger, annoyance, or impatience.
Physical surroundings or conditions of a hospital or other health facility and influence of these factors on patients and staff.
The science or study of speech sounds and their production, transmission, and reception, and their analysis, classification, and transcription. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Gradual bilateral hearing loss associated with aging that is due to progressive degeneration of cochlear structures and central auditory pathways. Hearing loss usually begins with the high frequencies then progresses to sounds of middle and low frequencies.
Signals for an action; that specific portion of a perceptual field or pattern of stimuli to which a subject has learned to respond.
The posterior pair of the quadrigeminal bodies which contain centers for auditory function.
Mental process to visually perceive a critical number of facts (the pattern), such as characters, shapes, displays, or designs.
A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.
The evaluation of incidents involving the loss of function of a device. These evaluations are used for a variety of purposes such as to determine the failure rates, the causes of failures, costs of failures, and the reliability and maintainability of devices.
The real or apparent movement of objects through the visual field.
The deductive study of shape, quantity, and dependence. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Tests for central hearing disorders based on the competing message technique (binaural separation).
The basic cellular units of nervous tissue. Each neuron consists of a body, an axon, and dendrites. Their purpose is to receive, conduct, and transmit impulses in the NERVOUS SYSTEM.
Conditions that impair the transmission of auditory impulses and information from the level of the ear to the temporal cortices, including the sensorineural pathways.
Discrete concentrations of energy, apparently massless elementary particles, that move at the speed of light. They are the unit or quantum of electromagnetic radiation. Photons are emitted when electrons move from one energy state to another. (From Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, 11th ed)
Communication through a system of conventional vocal symbols.
A genus of the family Chinchillidae which consists of three species: C. brevicaudata, C. lanigera, and C. villidera. They are used extensively in biomedical research.
Computer systems or networks designed to provide radiographic interpretive information.

Desynchronizing responses to correlated noise: A mechanism for binaural masking level differences at the inferior colliculus. (1/1528)

We examined the adequacy of decorrelation of the responses to dichotic noise as an explanation for the binaural masking level difference (BMLD). The responses of 48 low-frequency neurons in the inferior colliculus of anesthetized guinea pigs were recorded to binaurally presented noise with various degrees of interaural correlation and to interaurally correlated noise in the presence of 500-Hz tones in either zero or pi interaural phase. In response to fully correlated noise, neurons' responses were modulated with interaural delay, showing quasiperiodic noise delay functions (NDFs) with a central peak and side peaks, separated by intervals roughly equivalent to the period of the neuron's best frequency. For noise with zero interaural correlation (independent noises presented to each ear), neurons were insensitive to the interaural delay. Their NDFs were unmodulated, with the majority showing a level of activity approximately equal to the mean of the peaks and troughs of the NDF obtained with fully correlated noise. Partial decorrelation of the noise resulted in NDFs that were, in general, intermediate between the fully correlated and fully decorrelated noise. Presenting 500-Hz tones simultaneously with fully correlated noise also had the effect of demodulating the NDFs. In the case of tones with zero interaural phase, this demodulation appeared to be a saturation process, raising the discharge at all noise delays to that at the largest peak in the NDF. In the majority of neurons, presenting the tones in pi phase had a similar effect on the NDFs to decorrelating the noise; the response was demodulated toward the mean of the peaks and troughs of the NDF. Thus the effect of added tones on the responses of delay-sensitive inferior colliculus neurons to noise could be accounted for by a desynchronizing effect. This result is entirely consistent with cross-correlation models of the BMLD. However, in some neurons, the effects of an added tone on the NDF appeared more extreme than the effect of decorrelating the noise, suggesting the possibility of additional inhibitory influences.  (+info)

A pilot study on the human body vibration induced by low frequency noise. (2/1528)

To understand the basic characteristics of the human body vibration induced by low frequency noise and to use it to evaluate the effects on health, we designed a measuring method with a miniature accelerometer and carried out preliminary measurements. Vibration was measured on the chest and abdomen of 6 male subjects who were exposed to pure tones in the frequency range of 20 to 50 Hz, where the method we designed was proved to be sensitive enough to detect vibration on the body surface. The level and rate of increase with frequency of the vibration turned out to be higher on the chest than on the abdomen. This difference was considered to be due to the mechanical structure of the human body. It also turned out that the measured noise-induced vibration negatively correlated with the subject's BMI (Body Mass Index), which suggested that the health effects of low frequency noise depended not only on the mechanical structure but also on the physical constitution of the human body.  (+info)

Inhalation exposure of animals. (3/1528)

Relative advantages and disadvantages and important design criteria for various exposure methods are presented. Five types of exposures are discussed: whole-body chambers, head-only exposures, nose or mouth-only methods, lung-only exposures, and partial-lung exposures. Design considerations covered include: air cleaning and conditioning; construction materials; losses of exposure materials; evenness of exposure; sampling biases; animal observation and care; noise and vibration control, safe exhausts, chamber loading, reliability, pressure fluctuations; neck seals, masks, animal restraint methods; and animal comfort. Ethical considerations in use of animals in inhalation experiments are also discussed.  (+info)

Expiratory time determined by individual anxiety levels in humans. (4/1528)

We have previously found that individual anxiety levels influence respiratory rates in physical load and mental stress (Y. Masaoka and I. Homma. Int. J. Psychophysiol. 27: 153-159, 1997). On the basis of that study, in the present study we investigated the metabolic outputs during tests and analyzed the respiratory timing relationship between inspiration and expiration, taking into account individual anxiety levels. Disregarding anxiety levels, there were correlations between O2 consumption (VO2) and minute ventilation (VE) and between VO2 and tidal volume in the physical load test, but no correlations were observed in the noxious audio stimulation test. There was a volume-based increase in respiratory patterns in physical load; however, VE increased not only for the adjustment of metabolic needs but also for individual mental factors; anxiety participated in this increase. In the high-anxiety group, the VE-to-VO2 ratio, indicating ventilatory efficiency, increased in both tests. In the high-anxiety group, increases in respiratory rate contributed to a VE increase, and there were negative correlations between expiratory time and anxiety scores in both tests. In an awake state, the higher neural structure may dominantly affect the mechanism of respiratory rhythm generation. We focus on the relationship between expiratory time and anxiety and show diagrams of respiratory output, allowing for individual personality.  (+info)

Neural correlates of gap detection in three auditory cortical fields in the Cat. (5/1528)

Neural correlates of gap detection in three auditory cortical fields in the cat. Mimimum detectable gaps in noise in humans are independent of the position of the gap, whereas in cat primary auditory cortex (AI) they are position dependent. The position dependence in other cortical areas is not known and may resolve this contrast. This study presents minimum detectable gap-in-noise values for which single-unit (SU), multiunit (MU) recordings and local field potentials (LFPs) show an onset response to the noise after the gap. The gap, which varied in duration between 5 and 70 ms, was preceded by a noise burst of either 5 ms (early gap) or 500 ms (late gap) duration. In 10 cats, simultaneous recordings were made with one electrode each in AI, anterior auditory field (AAF), and secondary auditory cortex (AII). In nine additional cats, two electrodes were inserted in AI and one in AAF. Minimum detectable gaps based on SU, MU, or LFP data in each cortical area were the same. In addition, very similar minimum early-gap values were found in all three areas (means, 36.1-41.7 ms). The minimum late-gap values were also similar in AI and AII (means, 11.1 and 11.7 ms), whereas AAF showed significantly larger minimum late-gap durations (mean 21.5 ms). For intensities >35 dB SPL, distributions of minimum early-gap durations in AAF and AII had modal values at approximately 45 ms. In AI, the distribution was more uniform. Distributions for minimum late-gap duration were skewed toward low values (mode at 5 ms), but high values (+info)

Comparison of four methods for assessing airway sealing pressure with the laryngeal mask airway in adult patients. (6/1528)

We have compared four tests for assessing airway sealing pressure with the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) to test the hypothesis that airway sealing pressure and inter-observer reliability differ between tests. We studied 80 paralysed, anaesthetized adult patients. Four different airway sealing pressure tests were performed in random order on each patient by two observers blinded to each other's measurements: test 1 involved detection of an audible noise; test 2 was detection of end-tidal carbon dioxide in the oral cavity; test 3 was observation of the aneroid manometer dial as the pressure increased to note the airway pressure at which the dial reached stability; and test 4 was detection of an audible noise by neck auscultation. Mean airway sealing pressure ranged from 19.5 to 21.3 cm H2O and intra-class correlation coefficient was 0.95-0.99. Inter-observer reliability of all tests was classed as excellent. The manometric stability test had a higher mean airway sealing pressure (P < 0.0001) and better inter-observer reliability (P < 0.0001) compared with the three other tests. We conclude that for clinical purposes all four tests are excellent, but that the manometric stability test may be more appropriate for researchers comparing airway sealing pressures.  (+info)

The supporting-cell antigen: a receptor-like protein tyrosine phosphatase expressed in the sensory epithelia of the avian inner ear. (7/1528)

After noise- or drug-induced hair-cell loss, the sensory epithelia of the avian inner ear can regenerate new hair cells. Few molecular markers are available for the supporting-cell precursors of the hair cells that regenerate, and little is known about the signaling mechanisms underlying this regenerative response. Hybridoma methodology was used to obtain a monoclonal antibody (mAb) that stains the apical surface of supporting cells in the sensory epithelia of the inner ear. The mAb recognizes the supporting-cell antigen (SCA), a protein that is also found on the apical surfaces of retinal Muller cells, renal tubule cells, and intestinal brush border cells. Expression screening and molecular cloning reveal that the SCA is a novel receptor-like protein tyrosine phosphatase (RPTP), sharing similarity with human density-enhanced phosphatase, an RPTP thought to have a role in the density-dependent arrest of cell growth. In response to hair-cell damage induced by noise in vivo or hair-cell loss caused by ototoxic drug treatment in vitro, some supporting cells show a dramatic decrease in SCA expression levels on their apical surface. This decrease occurs before supporting cells are known to first enter S-phase after trauma, indicating that it may be a primary rather than a secondary response to injury. These results indicate that the SCA is a signaling molecule that may influence the potential of nonsensory supporting cells to either proliferate or differentiate into hair cells.  (+info)

Influence of head position on the spatial representation of acoustic targets. (8/1528)

Sound localization in humans relies on binaural differences (azimuth cues) and monaural spectral shape information (elevation cues) and is therefore the result of a neural computational process. Despite the fact that these acoustic cues are referenced with respect to the head, accurate eye movements can be generated to sounds in complete darkness. This ability necessitates the use of eye position information. So far, however, sound localization has been investigated mainly with a fixed head position, usually straight ahead. Yet the auditory system may rely on head motor information to maintain a stable and spatially accurate representation of acoustic targets in the presence of head movements. We therefore studied the influence of changes in eye-head position on auditory-guided orienting behavior of human subjects. In the first experiment, we used a visual-auditory double-step paradigm. Subjects made saccadic gaze shifts in total darkness toward brief broadband sounds presented before an intervening eye-head movement that was evoked by an earlier visual target. The data show that the preceding displacements of both eye and head are fully accounted for, resulting in spatially accurate responses. This suggests that auditory target information may be transformed into a spatial (or body-centered) frame of reference. To further investigate this possibility, we exploited the unique property of the auditory system that sound elevation is extracted independently from pinna-related spectral cues. In the absence of such cues, accurate elevation detection is not possible, even when head movements are made. This is shown in a second experiment where pure tones were localized at a fixed elevation that depended on the tone frequency rather than on the actual target elevation, both under head-fixed and -free conditions. To test, in a third experiment, whether the perceived elevation of tones relies on a head- or space-fixed target representation, eye movements were elicited toward pure tones while subjects kept their head in different vertical positions. It appeared that each tone was localized at a fixed, frequency-dependent elevation in space that shifted to a limited extent with changes in head elevation. Hence information about head position is used under static conditions too. Interestingly, the influence of head position also depended on the tone frequency. Thus tone-evoked ocular saccades typically showed a partial compensation for changes in static head position, whereas noise-evoked eye-head saccades fully compensated for intervening changes in eye-head position. We propose that the auditory localization system combines the acoustic input with head-position information to encode targets in a spatial (or body-centered) frame of reference. In this way, accurate orienting responses may be programmed despite intervening eye-head movements. A conceptual model, based on the tonotopic organization of the auditory system, is presented that may account for our findings.  (+info)

Define noise pollution. noise pollution synonyms, noise pollution pronunciation, noise pollution translation, English dictionary definition of noise pollution. n. Environmental noise that is annoying, distracting, or physically harmful. Also called sound pollution . n annoying or harmful noise in an environment...
live in a noisy world, and much of that noise is made by humans. Traffic, machinery, electronics-its a constant barrage of sound. Sound is very important for humans and all Animals to communicate and to discuss different things. but now a days sound is creating Disturbance In the form of Noise pollution. When loudness increases From Its Basic Limit It causes Noise Pollution. Standard unit of sound is decibel (Db) noise pollution is created by human activities such as honking motor vehicle, big big machines are making noise while doing work like digging ground or construction. Loudspeakers are also a major problem for environment. Music Parties, politician assembly, DJ, wedding ceremonies and many more events are using loudspeakers that eventually effects environment. Noise pollution is affecting environment in many ways like -· Affecting a range of animals across multiple habitats.· Animals are changing or migrating from their natural behaviors or relocating to avoid noisy areas.· Noise ...
by Lisa Goines, RN; Louis Hagler, MD. Medscape Today ( April 10, 2007. Abstract. Noise is defined as unwanted sound. Environmental noise consists of all the unwanted sounds in our communities except that which originates in the workplace. Environmental noise pollution, a form of air pollution, is a threat to health and well-being. It is more severe and widespread than ever before, and it will continue to increase in magnitude and severity because of population growth, urbanization, and the associated growth in the use of increasingly powerful, varied, and highly mobile sources of noise. It will also continue to grow because of sustained growth in highway, rail, and air traffic, which remain major sources of environmental noise. The potential health effects of noise pollution are numerous, pervasive, persistent, and medically and socially significant. Noise produces direct and cumulative adverse effects that impair health and that degrade residential, social, working, and ...
and more. Symptoms of Environmental Noise. The early symptoms of environmental noise pollution might be a mild sensation of stuffy ears or ringing in the ears known as tinnitus. Sometimes the only sign of early damage to the inner ear from noise is difficulty understanding speech and hearing high frequency noise. Depending upon the health issue, a large number of symptoms can manifest in individuals that look like the disease. For example, if hypertension were caused by environmental noise the symptoms might be headaches, fainting or noise bleeds. If ischemic heart disease was caused by environmental noise, the symptoms might be chest pain or difficulty breathing.. Noise at Work Employees in a workplace should not be exposed to anything greater than 85 dBA (decibala) per eight-hours daily. Workplace noise for construction workers allows a higher limit of 90 dBA per eight hours of noise exposure. However, outdoor noise should never exceed between 60 and 65 dBA. Workplace noise can result from a ...
Recent research and the current scenario as well as future market potential of ​Global Noise Detection And Monitoring Market 2017-2021″ globally.. ​Noise detection and monitoring products include noise dosimeters, noise monitors, and sound meters, which are used to measure and monitor excessive noise to control the noise levels. Noise is one of the most common occupational hazards, and exposure to high noise level can create psychological stress, reduce productivity, and cause hearing disabilities. Noise monitoring consists of real-time data transmission and dynamic noise maps, which store and transmit the noise levels of each location under observation to a central location.. The global noise detection and monitoring market to grow at a CAGR of 6.42% during the period 2017-2021.. Covered in this report The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global noise detection and monitoring market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the ...
Recent research and the current scenario as well as future market potential of ​Global Noise Detection And Monitoring Market 2017-2021″ globally.. ​Noise detection and monitoring products include noise dosimeters, noise monitors, and sound meters, which are used to measure and monitor excessive noise to control the noise levels. Noise is one of the most common occupational hazards, and exposure to high noise level can create psychological stress, reduce productivity, and cause hearing disabilities. Noise monitoring consists of real-time data transmission and dynamic noise maps, which store and transmit the noise levels of each location under observation to a central location.. The global noise detection and monitoring market to grow at a CAGR of 6.42% during the period 2017-2021.. Covered in this report The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global noise detection and monitoring market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the ...
In low light condition, the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) is low and thus the captured images are seriously degraded by noise.Since low light images contain much noise in flat and dark regions, contrast enhancement without considering noise characteristics causes serious noise amplification. In this paper, we propose low light image enhancement based on two-step noise suppression. First, we perform noise aware contrast enhancement using noise level function (NLF). NLF is used to get a noise aware histogram which prevents noise amplification, and we use the noise aware histogram in contrast enhancement. However, the increase of intensity by contrast enhancement reduces the visibility threshold, which makes noise visible by human eyes. Second, we utilize a just noticeable difference (JND) model from luminance adaptation to suppress noise based on human visual perception. Experimental results show that the proposed method successfully enhances contrast in low light images while minimizing noise ...
Early buyers will receive 10% customization on reports.. The major factors driving the growth of the noise monitoring market include the growing occupational hearing impairment in industries, stringent government policies, demand for reducing noise pollution in urban areas, need for noise monitoring systems at airports to optimize profit and capacity, rising installation of all-in-one environmental monitoring solutions, and requirement of noise monitoring infrastructures in mining, wind plant, petrochemical industry, and harbor.. Permanent noise monitoring expected to hold the largest market by 2023. Permanent noise monitoring held the largest share of the noise monitoring market in 2016. This can be attributed to the wide installation of permanent noise monitoring in places where regular measurement is backed by stringent government policies. Also, permanent noise monitoring is used mainly for real-time noise monitoring.. Cellular connectivity market for noise monitoring to grow at the highest ...
Underwater Wireless Communication, largely dependent on the acoustic communication between the machines, is largely affected by various types of noise in the shallow and deep water. However ambient noise which is due to multiple sources (e.g. shipping, wind) and no one source dominates. Ambient noise masks the acoustic signal to a large extent. Hence today it has drawn the attention of the experts to reduce its effect on the received signal. This paper discusses ambient noise problem and devises a new wavelet thresholding method to reduce its effect. Afterwards a comparative study on statistical parameters is shown to prove the efficiency of the devised method.
Kamp, I. van, Breugelmans, O., Poll, R. van, Baliatsas, C. Burden of disease from exposure to low frequency noise: a Dutch inventory. In: ICBEN Congress Proceedings paper. 12th International Commission on Biological Effects of Noise (ICBEN) Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem, June 2017, Zurich ...
TY - CONF. T1 - Spectral probability density as a tool for marine ambient noise analysis. AU - Merchant, N.D.. AU - Barton, T.R.. AU - Thompson, P.M.. AU - Pirotta, E.. AU - Dakin, D.T.. AU - Dorocicz, J.. PY - 2013. Y1 - 2013. N2 - The empirical probability density of the power spectral density has been successfully applied as tool to assess signal variability and sensor system performance in the seismic literature. This paper presents the application of this analysis method to underwater ambient noise measurements, and demonstrates its utility in assessing the field performance of passive acoustic monitoring systems and the statistical distribution of noise levels across the frequency spectrum. Using example datasets from an autonomous passive acoustic recorder in the Moray Firth, Scotland, UK, and a cabled subsea observatory in the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia, we show how this method can reveal data limitations such as persistent tonal components and insufficient dynamic range, and ...
The stochastic resonance (SR) phenomenon induced by a multiplicative periodic signal in a logistic growth model with correlated noises is studied by using the theory of signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in the adiabatic limit. The expressions of the SNR are obtained. The effects of multiplicative noise intensity α and additive noise intensity D, and correlated intensity λ on the SNR are discussed respectively. It is found that the existence of a maximum in the SNR is the identifying characteristic of the SR phenomena. In comparison with the SR induced by additive periodic signal, some new features are found: (1) When SNR as a function of λ for fixed ratio of α and D, the varying of α can induce a stochastic multi-resonance, and can induce a re-entrant transition of the peaks in SNR vs λ; (2) There exhibits a doubly critical phenomenon for SNR vs D and λ, i.e., the increasing of D (or λ) can induce the critical phenomenon for SNR with respect to λ (or D); (3) The doubly stochastic resonance ...
New European research has found that exposure to annoying levels of noise could increase the risk of atrial fibrillation, a heart rhythm irregularity also known as heart flutter which can lead to stroke, heart failure and other serious health conditions.. Carried out by researchers from the Department of Cardiology at the Mainz University Medical Center, Germany, the team looked at data taken from the Gutenberg Health Study (GHS), one of the largest studies of its kind which has already looked at the effects of noise pollution on health.. For the new research the team surveyed 15,010 men and women aged 35 to 74 taking part in the GHS, asking them how much they had been annoyed in recent years by road, rail, construction, trade, neighborhood noise and aircraft noise during both the day and night.. Atrial fibrillation was diagnosed using participants medical history and/or ECG tests.. The results showed that as the level of noise annoyance increases, so does frequency of atrial fibrillation, with ...
Article Buying Noise Measurement Equipment: how to cut costs, not quality. At a time when budgets are under strain, the Pulsar Model 14, ultra-simple digital sound level meter offers a compliant, reliable, yet affordable noise meter. It is the prefer...
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In this note, we address the estimation of the noise level in magnitude magnetic resonance (MR) images in the absence of background data. Most of the methods proposed earlier exploit the Rayleigh distributed background region in MR images to estimate the noise level. These methods, however, cannot be used for images where no background information is available. In this note, we propose two different approaches for noise level estimation in the absence of the image background. The first method is based on the local estimation of the noise variance using maximum likelihood estimation and the second method is based on the local estimation of the skewness of the magnitude data distribution. Experimental results on synthetic and real MR image datasets show that the proposed estimators accurately estimate the noise level in a magnitude MR image, even without background data.. ...
In response to the continuing problem of noise induced hearing loss NIHL among mine workers, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health NIOSH has conducted numerous noise surveys in coal preparation plants. The research, consisting of worker dose monitoring, task observations, and equipment noise profiling, was completed in eight separate preparation plants. Worker dose monitoring was conducted for three shifts in most cases. Workers experiencing higher than allowable doses were task-observed for one full shift to correlate dose to noise source(s). Finally, noise levels on all floors, and in lunchrooms and control rooms, were characterized. Results indicate that only workers who routinely spend a significant portion of their shift in the plants (away from the control rooms) are susceptible to overexposure from noise. Certain pieces of equipment (screens, centrifuges, sieve bends) are the loudest primary noise sources responsible for the worker noise exposures ...
Stimuli were generated by ATTR software, see Figure 1 for examples of stimuli (Hudak et al., 2019; Lister et al., 2011; Lister et al., 2006). The stimuli consist of narrow band noise geometrically centered on 1 or 2 kHz. The leading noise burst is 300 ms in length and the following noise burst varies between 250 ms and 350 ms. For each trial, a standard stimulus and target stimulus are presented to the listener. In the standard stimulus, a 1 ms gap separates two noise bursts so that similar gating transients are present in both the standard and the target stimuli (in which the size of the gap separating the noise bursts is varied adaptively). The order of presentation of standard and target stimuli is varied randomly. The listener is instructed to select the target stimulus, and the smallest detectable gap is determined (Lister et al., 2006). The ATTR consists of two subtests: the within-channel (WC) subtest in which both noise bursts are centered on 2 kHz and the across-channel (AC) subtest in ...
But what are the implications for wildlife, particularly given how important sound production and hearing are for a range of behaviours, such as locating food, avoiding predators and finding a mate? For example, bats and dolphins rely on high frequency sonar to detect highly mobile prey, while great tits, red deer and grasshoppers are among the many species that advertise their dominance and desirability using vocalisations. Elephants can even use sound to determine the threat presented by different human groups.. Scientific interest in the effects of noise pollution on wildlife has intensified over the past decade and we are now developing a better understanding of how noise can impact behaviour, population and community level processes across a range of animal species. Using experimental and observational approaches to characterise and explore the specific effects of different noise sources, the evidence generated from these studies is considerable, particularly among songbirds and marine ...
The present study investigated the psychosocial complaints related to urban noise among the population of Curitiba. We used a questionnaire of closed-set questions to collect data on demographics and psychosocial reactions to environmental noise when subjects are at home. Eight hundred and ninety-two individuals (892) participated of the study. The main noise sources associated with discomfort or
This study investigates the effects of acoustic conditions on speech comprehension, rather than speech intelligibility as often reported in existing literature. Sets of 15-minute-long listening comprehension tests were developed based on the format of the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC). Each test set includes four types of tasks: matching aural phrases to photographs, selecting appropriate responses to aural questions, and answering questions after listening to conversations (between two talkers) and talks (single talker). Within the Nebraska acoustics test chamber, native-English-speaking participants are asked to perform these tests under 15 acoustic conditions, from combinations of three background noise levels (RC-30, 40 and 50) and five mid-frequency reverberation times (0.4 to 1.2 seconds). The background noise levels are varied via an Armstrong i-Ceiling system, while the reverberation times are simulated from convolving the anechoic test signals with binaural room
Very soon I will built a small anechoic chamber to test really quiet PSUs and also I plan to push noise measurements to another level. Here is a teaser, since I just finished the relevant code and made the necessary modifications to my equipment :)
Vehicle traffic is the major source of noise in urban environments, which in turn has multiple impacts on health. In this paper we investigate the spatial distribution of community noise exposures and annoyance. Traffic data from the City of San Francisco were used to model noise exposure by neighborhood and road type. Remote sensing data were used in the model to estimate neighborhood-specific percentages of cars, trucks, and buses on arterial versus non-arterial streets. The model was validated on 235 streets. Finally, an exposure-response relationship was used to predict the prevalence of high annoyance for different neighborhoods. Urban noise was found to increase 6.7 dB (p | 0.001) with 10-fold increased street traffic, with important contributors to noise being bus and heavy truck traffic. Living along arterial streets also increased risk of annoyance by 40%. The relative risk of annoyance in one of the Citys fastest growing neighborhoods, the South of Market Area, was found to be 2.1 times that
City dwellers are bombarded by more noise now than in past times when residents lived in rural, agrarian communities. Article discusses the noise levels in cities and how people can reduce this noise. Reducing noise increases your abilitiy to concentrate, sleep, and work efficiently. Article discusses physiological responses to noise as it relates to blood pressure and sleep quality.
Washington, July 14 : A new study conducted by Northwestern University researchers offers an unparalleled look at how noise affects the nervous systems ability to transcribe sounds whose subtle differences are key to success with language and reading.. The study suggests that distinguishing such sounds is too much to ask of the nervous system of a subset of poor readers whose hearing is fine, but whose brains have trouble differentiating the ba, da and ga sounds in a noisy environment.. The b, d and g consonants have rapidly changing acoustic information that the nervous system has to resolve to eventually match up sounds with letters on the page, said Nina Kraus, Hugh Knowles Professor of Communication Sciences and Neurobiology and director of Northwesterns Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory, where the work was performed.. According to the researcher, the brains unconscious faulty interpretation of sounds makes a big difference in how words ultimately will be ...
Abstract: Acousticians and mechanical engineers specify design noise levels for occupied spaces and systems components (units of equipment). While it is widely accepted that occupied spaces should have a ``balanced noise spectrum, individual units of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and other building systems equipment do not. Of the three commonly used systems of rating interior noise---noise criteria, room criteria, and noise criteria--balanced curves---only noise criteria lends itself to specifying a maximum noise level for equipment. How can the need for a ``balanced noise environment for people be reconciled with the fact that radiated noise from a fan-powered variable air volume box is predominately in the 125- and 250-Hz octave bands with little sound energy at 1000 Hz and higher? A discussion of the need for a clear standard that is easily understandable to specifiers, clients, manufacturers, and users is undertaken, with suggestions of how to resolve the differing needs of these ...
How the human brain retains relevant vocal information while suppressing irrelevant sounds is one of the ongoing challenges in cognitive neuroscience. Knowledge of the underlying mechanisms of this ability can be used to identify whether a person is distracted during listening to a target speech, especially in a learning context. This paper investigates the neural correlates of learning from the speech presented in a noisy environment using an ecologically valid learning context and electroencephalography (EEG). To this end, the following listening tasks were performed while 64-channel EEG signals were recorded: (1) attentive listening to the lectures in background sound, (2) attentive listening to the background sound presented alone, and (3) inattentive listening to the background sound. For the first task, 13 lectures of 5 min in length embedded in different types of realistic background noise were presented to participants who were asked to focus on the lectures. As background noise, multi-talker
Noise exposure is considered a threat to human health, causing not only annoyance or hearing impairment but also hypertension and...
Anthropogenic noise pollution (ANP), a globally invasive phenomenon, has an impact on natural systems; however, a majority of the studies have only been conducted on a few species at local levels.
The main source of environmental (ambient) noise is transport. Road traffic is the most widespread source. Percentage of the population exposed to different noise levels is high. People in urban areas are exposed to the highest levels of noise, because of concentration of population and traffic in the cities. Most worrying is a significant increase in noise at night, because people are most sensitive to noise at that time.. ...
We present an optical flow based method for noise reduction in image sequences. To prevent artefacts caused by optical flow imperfections, we propose a method to estimate these imperfections. We use the estimation to adaptively choose either a temporal or a spatial based noise reduction algorithm to be applied in different image zones. Our results have shown that an important noise reduction can be achieved with the proposed method, without the drawbacks of the simpler methods. The method has provided important noise reductions even with complex image sequences ...
What is a Decibel?. The decibel (very often abbreviated to dB) is a unit of measurement used to express the ratio of two values. It is often attributed to the level of sound produced by almost everything including electronic devices such as TVs, speech, jet engines and power tool etc.. In 2005 a new piece of legislation was brought into play called the Control of Noise at Work Regulation 2005. It placed a direct responsibility on the employer within Great Britain to actively reduce the risk of noise to their employees by controlling the amount of noise they are exposed to. The act was implemented throughout most industries in April 2007 with the music & entertainment sector receiving the policy just over a year later.. Noise within the workplace can cause serious communication problems as loud or intrusive volumes of noise will interfere with potential warnings such as fire alarms. The loud noise can also make people less aware of their surroundings. All these issues added together can lead ...
Sound turns to noise when it is unpleasant or harmful to the ears. Attention is not usually given to noise pollution as compared to air...
Noise, especially very loud noise and chronic exposure to loud noise, is usually considered as detrimental during the pregnancy. In most European countries, health regulations forbid pregnant women to work in surroundings with a level over 80 dB continuous noise and rapid impulse noise changes of 40 dB, which is much less than the noise of a firearm. In the United States, the Department of Labor limits for impulse (not continuous) noise is 140 dB (Dept.of Labor Bulletin #334, 1971) with additional regulations for ongoing noise. The sound levels of firearms are about 125-140 dB for rimfire rifles, 140-150dB for rimfire pistols, and 150-160 dB for centerfire rifles, pistols,and shotguns.. Intrauterine measurements in some studies showed that the fetus was not significantly protected against loud noises. One study,in human volunteers, found noise only diminished by 10 dB at 4000Hz. As a comparison, foam plugs generally offer a protection of 12 to 20dB, and are considered as the least effective ...
A casino gaming machine includes a speaker structured to produce a game audio output having a volume, an ambient noise level (ambient noise level) detector structured to detect an ambient noise level proximate the gaming machine, and an dynamic volume controller configured to regulate the volume of the game audio output in relation to a detected ambient noise level. The gaming machine can produce a plurality of game audio outputs, wherein the game audio output volumes can be differentially adjusted in relation to a detected ambient noise level. Differential volume adjustment can be on the basis of a parameter, such as sound output class.
Sound can be understood as the pressure fluctuation in a medium. Acoustics is the study of sound propagation in a medium; AeroAcoustics deals with the study of noise generated by air. Examples include the flow around the landing gear of an aircraft, or the buffeting noise caused when driving along with the window/sunroof open. As a result of the stringent conditions imposed on the Aircraft industries to limit noise pollution, focus is now shifting towards predicting the noise generated by a given aerodynamic flow. Similarly, in the automotive industry, passenger comfort is of great importance, so OEMs are keen to minimise unnecessary noise sources. AeroAcoustics is an advanced field of fluid dynamics in which the flow scale is removed to the acoustic levels. The first advance in the field of AeroAcoustics was made by Sir James Lighthill when he presented an Acoustic Analogy. With proper manipulation of the Euler equations, he derived a wave equation based on pressure as the fluctuating ...
Seismic surveys are a key activity during maritime oil exploration. During the surveys, sound is repeatedly produced underwater to create detailed pictures of below the sea floor, allowing explorers to accurately find oil and gas.. Seismic surveys and vessel operations create marine noise and can have negative impacts on wildlife. They can change an animals hearing structure or their physiology. The noise can also affect an animals behaviour such as altering their feeding or breeding behaviours or perhaps their escape responses. Over the long-term (months to years), these impacts may accumulate, affecting the health of individuals and potentially the health of the population. As part of the North West Shoals to Shore program, AIMS is investigating the long and short-term impacts of marine noise from the petroleum industry on plankton, pearl oysters and fish.. The studies are also measuring the quality and amount of noise pollution produced by the seismic surveys and vessel activity to produce ...
Many workplaces are subject to complex noise environments where impulsive noises are embedded in the continuous background noise. Current noise guidelines recommend an exposure limit based on the equal energy hypothesis (EEH), thus overlooking the effect of temporal and spectral variations of the noise. This practice is widely believed inaccurate to assess the risk of complex or impulsive noises.
Abstract: This paper introduces two new algorithms to accurately estimate Kalman filter process noise online for robust orbit determination in the presence of dynamics model uncertainties. Common orbit determination process noise techniques, such as state noise compensation and dynamic model compensation, require offline tuning and a priori knowledge of the dynamical environment. Alternatively, the process noise covariance may be estimated through adaptive filtering. However, current adaptive filtering techniques often use ad hoc methods to ensure the estimated process noise covariance is positive semi-definite, and cannot accurately extrapolate over measurement outages. Furthermore, adaptive filtering techniques do not constrain the discrete time process noise covariance according to the underlying continuous time dynamical model, and there has been limited work on adaptive filtering with colored process noise. To overcome these limitations, a novel approach is developed which optimally fuses ...
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In audio post-processing, noise gating reduces steady noise sources such as rumble from LP records, hiss from audio tape, static from a radio or amplifier, and hum from a power system, without greatly affecting the source sound. An audio signal such as music or speech is broken up into many frequency bands by a collection of overlapping band-pass filters, and if the signal amplitude in any one band is lower than a preset threshold, then that band is eliminated from the final sound. This greatly reduces perceptible background noise because only the frequency components of the noise that are within the gated passbands survive. The technique was implemented in real-time electronics in some audiophile record players as early as the 1980s[citation needed], and is now commonly used in audio production post-processing, where software to Fourier transform the audio signal can yield a very detailed spectrum of the background noise. Common digital audio editing software packages such as CoolEdit and ...
In current magnetic resonance (MR) imaging systems, design choices are confronted with a trade-off between structured (i.e. artifacts) and unstructured noise. The impact of both types of noise on perceived image quality, however, is so far unknown, while this knowledge would be highly beneficial for further improvement of MR imaging systems. In this paper, we investigate how ghosting artifacts (i.e. structured noise) and random noise, applied at the same energy level in the distortion, affect the perceived quality of MR images. To this end, a perception experiment is conducted with human observers rating the quality of a set of images, distorted with various levels of ghosting and noise. To also understand the influence of professional expertise on the image quality assessment task, two groups of observers with different levels of medical imaging experience participated in the experiment: one group contained fifteen clinical scientists or application specialists, and the other group contained ...
Whales arent the only marine species negatively affected by human-generated noise pollution in the oceans. Sound is an important, and well developed sense in many fish, more species of which are being threatened by the
The development of new technologies that reduce engine size and improve performance, combined with the introduction of hybrid and electric vehicles, make tire noise critically important for the new generation of automobiles. Tire noise transmission into the passenger compartment can be classified as either air-borne or structure-borne sound. Both of these mechanisms are very complex to predict because tires are highly non-linear, subject to large static, dynamic and centrifugal loads; they suffer from impact, stick and slip forces; and the pumping of air in the tire grooves is complicated. Customers today demand more sophistication of products in terms of interior noise; thus, sound quality metrics have earned an important role during the design phase allowing human perception of noise to be predicted and improved with reduced cost in a way that addresses consumer preferences. Of the various metrics, loudness has been shown to be the most important metric due to consideration of masking effects ...
In a within-subjects design, 18 subjects listened to white noise, the intensity of which was controlled by themselves. They were instructed to choose the intensity they experienced as clearly annoying. Three kinds of white noise were used: continuous, intermittent regular, and intermittent irregul …
Crackling noise is a common feature in many systems that are pushed slowly, the most familiar instance of which is the sound made by a sheet of paper when crumpled. In percolation and regular aggregation, clusters of any size merge until a giant component dominates the entire system. Here we establish fractional percolation, in which the coalescence of clusters that substantially differ in size is systematically suppressed. We identify and study percolation models that exhibit multiple jumps in the order parameter where the position and magnitude of the jumps are randomly distributed-characteristic of crackling noise. This enables us to express crackling noise as a result of the simple concept of fractional percolation. In particular, the framework allows us to link percolation with phenomena exhibiting non-self-averaging and power law fluctuations such as Barkhausen noise in ferromagnets. Crackling noise is commonly observed in various physical systems. Schröderet al.demonstrate that crackling noise
Focusing earlier in the sensory system, the study demonstrates that the technology developed during the last decade in the Kraus lab now offers a neural metric that is sensitive enough to pick up how the nervous system represents differences in acoustic sounds in individual subjects, rather than, as in cortical-response studies, in groups of people. Importantly, this metric reflects the negative influence of background noise on sound encoding in the brain ...
Detector noise is any perturbation on the detector output that is not related to an eluted solute. It is a fundamental property of the detecting system and determines the ultimate sensitivity or minimum detectable concentration. Detector noise has been divided into three types, short term noise, long term noise and drift all three of which are depicted in figure 4. Short term noiseresults from baseline perturbations that have frequencies significantly higher than those of an eluted peak. Short term noise is not a serious problem as it is easily removed by appropriate noise filters without significantly affecting the profiles of the peaks. Its source usually originates from either the detector sensor system or the amplifier. Long term noiseresults from baseline perturbations that have frequencies similar to those of an eluted peak. This type of noise is the most damaging as it can not be differentiated from very small peaks. Long term noise cannot be removed by electronic filtering without ...
The Aurvana X-Fi earphones feature active technology, which means that they require power to operate and can be turned on or off. These controls are located on the right ear piece, and they include Noise Cancellation, X-Fi Crystalizer and X-Fi CMSS 3D. In terms of active noise cancellation, the Aurvana X-Fi managed to block out simulated pink noise of 125Hz and 8kHz flawlessly, while allowing the mid range frequency of 1kHz to slip through. This is understandable since this model was designed to block out very low frequency noise like the low rumble of a plane for example ...
We assessed the relationship between changes in corticosterone concentrations and hearing in mice exposed to noise during the light (inactive) and dark (active) phases. Serum corticosterone concentrations and hearing levels were measured before, and 1, 3, 5, 7, and 10 days after, noise exposure between 8:00-11:00 h and 15:00-18:00 h. Serum corticosterone concentrations were significantly lower at 8:00-11:00 h than at 15:00-18:00 h and were significantly lower before than after noise exposure. In addition, serum corticosterone concentrations were significantly lower at 11:00 h after noise exposure than at 18:00 h before noise exposure. Mice exposed to noise at 8:00-11:00 h showed significantly elevated threshold shifts after noise exposure than did mice exposed to noise at 15:00-18:00 h. Endogenous serum corticosterone concentration has a significant effect on hearing after noise exposure. Noise exposure during the inactive phase of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis may be more harmful to the
For clinical purposes, noise is measured in decibels weighted according to the sensitivity of the human ear (dB(A)). Regardless of source, the effects of overexposure to noise are similar. Initially there is a temporary threshold shift, where reversibility of hearing loss is possible with removal away from further noise. Permanent threshold shift occurs following prolonged and/or intense exposure, with poor prospects for improvement of hearing. The classical audiogram for noise-induced hearing loss shows a 4 kHz dip. Prevention is by reducing exposure to noise at source, and in the United Kingdom a limit for exposure has been set at 87 dB(A) averaged over an 8-h day or 140 dB(A) for any instantaneous impulse noise....
There is an astounding relationship between environmental noise and health effects, including cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment, sleep disturbance, tinnitus, and annoyance according to the World Health Organization. According to the Australian Academy of Science the most obvious impact on health is interrupted sleep, with its flow-on effects of tiredness, impaired memory and creativity, impaired judgement and weakened psychomotor skills.. Its the middle of the night and all you can hear is your neighbors base music pounding through your walls, and you think to yourself How am I ever going to get a good nights sleep?. Confront your neighbors. It can be difficult to take the plunge and talk to your neighbors about how loud they are. Yet, the most obvious solution to dealing with the noise pollution is to head over to their place and be direct about your noise concerns.. Making sure you dont come across as antagonistic is very important. Simply informing them of the high noise ...
BRAMS member, Prof. Sylvie Hébert, contributed a chapter to Burden of disease from environmental noise - Quantification of healthy life years lost in Europe, published by the World Health Organization (WHO) et JRC European Commission in 2011. Prof. Hébert contributed to Chapter 5, entitled Environmental Noise and Tinnitus.. To read the chapter (p.71), please click here.. ...
Objective: To develop a business case that promotes adoption of noise controls by reducing barriers to industry acceptance and enhancing drivers that foster their implementation. Background: Over 75% of the U.S. mining workforce is exposed to hazardous noise, putting them at risk of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Consequently, coal miners suffer high rates of hearing impairment that increase to 70%-90% by retirement age. To address the noise problem for coal miners, researchers from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) first determined that the continuous mining machine (CMM) ranked first among machines associated with reported coal noise overexposures. Further studies found that most CMM noise is generated by three component systems on the machine: dust collection, cutting, and conveying. Of these systems, the on-board chain conveyor was found to be a dominant noise source. Noise generated by the conveying system was addressed through the development of a ...
For environmental noise monitoring and building acoustics, Larson Davis offers a full line of instruments, accessories and software. For personal noise and vibration exposure monitoring, Larson Davis complements this with sound level meters, personal noise dosimeters, human vibration meters, audiometric calibration systems and hearing conservation programs.
email protected]. Madison: Whelen Engineering of Chester, Connecticut has won this months Noisy Dozen award from Noise Free America for manufacturing The Howler, designed to produce intense low-frequency noise on emergency vehicles.. The Howler Low-Frequency Tone Siren produces noise that can he heard from 200 feet. Its low-frequency booms can easily penetrate homes with their windows closed.. The rationale for The Howler? To make police, fire, and ambulance sirens even louder, to overcome high ambient noise from boom cars and motorcycles. In other words, The Howler is an added layer of noise.. Whelen Engineering brags that The Howler is an effective added layer of warning when used with your 100/200 watt siren amplifier. Howler provides deep, low frequency tones, which are able to penetrate other vehicles, alerting drivers and pedestrians of your approach. Whelen also notes that The Howler adds a minimum eight-second penetrating burst of low frequency siren sound for use in heavy ...
Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), pressure and noise measurements are used to study the effect of modifications to tongue and impeller geometries on the flow structure and resulting noise in a centrifugal pump. It is demonstrated that the primary sources of noise are associated with interactions of the non-uniform outflux from the impeller (jet/wake phenomenon) with the tongue. Consequently, significant reduction of noise is achieved by increasing the gap between the tongue and the impeller up to about 20% of the impeller radius. Further increase in the gap affects the performance adversely with minimal impact on the noise level. When the gap is narrow, the primary sources of noise are impingement of the wake on the tip of the tongue, and tongue oscillations when the pressure difference across it is high. At about 20% gap, the entire wake and its associated vorticity trains miss the tongue, and the only (quite weak) effect of nonuniform outflux is the impingement of the jet on the tongue. An ...
According to the WHO (2009), risk groups are people who may be either sensitive to or more exposed to environmental noise exposure or both. Children are considered to be one of those groups where environmental noise has more significant health impacts relative to the rest of the general population. A substantial body of research has emerged in the last two decades which has demonstrated, quite convincingly, that excessive environmental noise exposure has specific detrimental effects on children (Stansfeld and Matheson, 2003). The most consistent impact on children exposed to excessive noise levels are in terms of cognitive impairments, motivation and annoyance. Studies that have considered the effect of noise on children have tended to focus on noise in schools rather than at home. As such, there is now a useful body of literature highlighting the impacts of noise exposure on child cognition and learning. Studies have found that tasks involving central processing and language comprehension, such ...
Early toxicity occurring during or immediately after 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, or ecstasy) administration has not been investigated in detail, although in humans it is responsible for marked side effects, and even death. Acute toxicity induced by MDMA produces rhabdomyolysis involving the myocardium (myocytolysis). Cardiac symptoms, such as tachycardia, hypertension, and arrhythmia, are present to a variable extent in humans abusing ecstasy. In most cases, this substance is abused in the presence of loud noise, which may affect the myocardium. Despite the frequency of the concomitant exposure to ecstasy and loud noise, and the similarities between the early side effects of these two agents, to our knowledge no study has investigated the role of loud noise in modulating MDMA toxicity. Therefore, in the present study, we evaluated whether cardiac effects of MDMA administration following a typical binging pattern are enhanced by concomitant exposure to loud noise. We selected low ...
The impact of dark 1/f noise on fundamental signal sensitivity in direct low optical signal detection is an understudied issue. In this theoretical manuscript, we study the limitations of an idealized detector with a combination of white noise and 1/f noise, operating in detector dark noise limited mode. In contrast to white noise limited detection schemes, for which there is no fundamental minimum signal sensitivity limit, we find that the 1/f noise characteristics, including the noise exponent factor and the relative amplitudes of white and 1/f noise, set a fundamental limit on the minimum signal that such a detector can detect.. ©2008 Optical Society of America. Full Article , PDF Article ...
In electronics, noise temperature is one way of expressing the level of available noise power introduced by a component or source. The power spectral density of the noise is expressed in terms of the temperature (in kelvins) that would produce that level of Johnson-Nyquist noise, thus: P B = k B T {\displaystyle {\frac {P}{B}}=k_{B}T} where: P {\displaystyle P} is the power (in watts) B {\displaystyle B} is the total bandwidth (Hz) over which that noise power is measured k B {\displaystyle k_{B}} is the Boltzmann constant (1.381×10−23 J/K, joules per kelvin) T {\displaystyle T} is the noise temperature (K) Thus the noise temperature is proportional to the power spectral density of the noise, P / B {\displaystyle P/B} . That is the power that would be absorbed from the component or source by a matched load. Noise temperature is generally a function of frequency, unlike that of an ideal resistor which is simply equal to the actual temperature of the resistor at all frequencies. A noisy ...
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for adapting to noise sources affecting a pulse oximeter. Various available frequencies are evaluated to determine their respective noise levels and one is selected to act as the operating demultiplexer frequency. During normal operation of the pulse oximeter, the various available demultiplexer frequencies are periodically scanned to determine which has the lowest associated noise. The noise level associated with the operating frequency is used to determine the signal-to-noise ratio of the pulse oximeter signals and thereby qualify certain signals from the pulse oximeter. Those pulses associated with a signal-to-noise ratio below a predetermined threshold are rejected and excluded from use in calculating blood oxygen saturation.
In guinea pigs, an acute acoustic trauma was created by 6 consecutive gunshots. The sound pressure at the ear drum was 156 +/- 4 dB, the frequency maximum was between 4 and 6 kHz. Sixty hours after the noise trauma, the animals were decapitated, and the cochleae were prepared for microscopic analysis of the resulting trauma to the organ of Corti. During the process of fixation, the potassium-pyroantimonate precipitation reaction was performed to localize calcium-binding sites. The pattern of cell morphology and the distribution of calcium-binding sites was compared to that of normal control animals. Morphologic changes of the cells in the organ of Corti correlated with changes of the cellular calcium distribution, indicating the crucial role of calcium in cell damage and necrosis after acute noise trauma.
Marine seismic surveys are an important tool to map geology beneath the seafloor and manage petroleum resources, but they are also a source of underwater noise pollution. A mass mortality of scallops in the Bass Strait, Australia occurred a few months after a marine seismic survey in 2010, and fishing groups were concerned about the potential relationship between the two events. The current study used three field-based methods to investigate the potential impact of marine seismic surveys on scallops in the region: 1) dredging and 2) deployment of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) were undertaken to examine the potential response of two species of scallops (Pecten fumatus, Mimachlamys asperrima) before, two months after, and ten months after a 2015 marine seismic survey; and 3) MODIS satellite data revealed patterns of sea surface temperatures from 2006-2016 ...
This paper presents a phase noise improvement method for fine tuning of type-I ADPLL by exploiting its nonlinear quantization effects. When quantization step approaches the same orders of magnitude of standard deviation of input noise, quantization effects become nonlinear, and additive noise modeling of quantization effects is no longer applicable. By proper offsetting the input signals in this case, the feedback loop of ADPLL can be very sensitive to frequency phase deviation. It results in a larger loop bandwidth, and in turn smaller in-band phase noise than in linear quantization case. A theoretic s-domain noise model is proposed to quantify the phase noise in nonlinear case. Results are verified in Modelsim simulations. Proposed method offers possibility of achieving lower phase noise by lower quantization resolution and less circuit design efforts.. ...
A head mounted display in a video/audio system includes a display device, a head mount, noise reduction devices, and a speaker. The display device is coupled to the head mount and produces visual images based on received video signals. The head mount is mounted on the users head and is coupled to the noise reduction devices, which cover the users ears such that external noise is reduced. The noise reduction devices are coupled together via a strap that fits around the user head. The noise reduction devices are coupled to and house speakers that produce sound signals based on received audio signals. As a result, the user may see the video images produced by the display device and clearly hear the sounds produced by the speaker, and the external noise heard by the user is reduced.
Tinnitus is a continuous sound heard in one or both ears in the absence of external noise. These sounds, which may include whistling, ringing, buzzing or hissing noises, originate within the ear itself.. It can arise from prolonged exposure to high background noise levels, which are found in some call centres.. The charity Action on Hearing Loss and the TUC commissioned a study of noise-induced hearing loss in a variety of workplaces, including call centres. Call centre workers reported that they are subjected both to acute intense noises and to prolonged high levels of sound through their headset. They felt that these noises caused either dulled hearing or tinnitus, or both. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Central compensation in auditory brainstem after damaging noise exposure. AU - Schrode, Katrina M.. AU - Muniak, Michael. AU - Kim, Ye Hyun. AU - Lauer, Amanda M.. PY - 2018/7/1. Y1 - 2018/7/1. N2 - Noise exposure is one of the most common causes of hearing loss and peripheral damage to the auditory system. A growing literature suggests that the auditory system can compensate for peripheral loss through increased central neural activity. The current study sought to investigate the link between noise exposure, increases in central gain, synaptic reorganization, and auditory function. All axons of the auditory nerve project to the cochlear nucleus, making it a requisite nucleus for sound detection. As the first synapse in the central auditory system, the cochlear nucleus is well positioned to respond plastically to loss of peripheral input. To investigate noise-induced compensation in the central auditory system, we measured auditory brainstem responses (ABRs) and auditory ...
A stethoscope for reducing background noise comprising a housing having a receiver portion and an audio output means; the receiver portion having a plurality of noise ports; a microphone isolator located within the receiver portion; a noise canceling microphone having a front end and a back end enclosed by the microphone isolator; an acoustical tube having an acoustical waveguide connected to the microphone isolator for channeling an input signal; a chest piece having a sound diaphragm pickup for receiving the input sound and noise signal connected to acoustic tube to permit a pressure gradient noise porting placed at the back end of the microphone and internally behind the noise port.
Environmental problems such as noise and air pollution are increasingly catching peoples attention in recent years owing to the industrialization and urbanization all over the world. Therefore it is important to develop effective methods to present information on noise and air pollution to the public. One feasible approach is to carry out prediction based on traffic data and make noise and pollution maps. GIS is a powerful tool for prediction since its spatial analysis function could be used in analysis and calculation. In addition the available GIS platforms also provide visualization functions to display the analysis results in variety of forms, in both 2D and 3D. This thesis uses noise and air pollution as examples to study how to predict noise and pollution from traffic data and how to visualize the predicted pollution information in 3D with the help of the existing visualization technology.. Therefore, the thesis has two objectives. The first objective is focused on prediction of noise and ...
High-pass filtering (HPF) is a fundamental signal processing method for the attenuation of low-frequency noise contamination, namely baseline noise and movement artefact noise, in human surface electromyography (sEMG) research. Despite this, HPF is largely overlooked in equine sEMG research, with many studies not applying, or failing to describe, the application of HPF. An optimal HPF cut-off frequency maximally attenuates noise while minimally affecting sEMG signal power, but this has not been investigated for equine sEMG signals. The aim of this study was to determine the optimal cut-off frequency for attenuation of low-frequency noise in sEMG signals from the Triceps Brachii and Biceps Femoris of 20 horses during trot and canter. sEMG signals were HPF with cut-off frequencies ranging from 0-80 Hz and were subjected to power spectral analysis and enveloped using RMS to calculate spectral peaks, indicative of motion artefact, and signal loss, respectively. Processed signals consistently ...
We investigate lesion detectability and its trends for different noise structures in single-slice and multislice CBCT images with anatomical background noise. Anatomical background noise is modeled using a power law spectrum of breast anatomy. Spherical signal with a 2 mm diameter is used for modeling a lesion. CT projection data are acquired by the forward projection and reconstructed by the Feldkamp-Davis-Kress algorithm. To generate different noise structures, two types of reconstruction filters (Hanning and Ram-Lak weighted ramp filters) are used in the reconstruction, and the transverse and longitudinal planes of reconstructed volume are used for detectability evaluation. To evaluate single-slice images, the central slice, which contains the maximum signal energy, is used. To evaluate multislice images, central nine slices are used. Detectability is evaluated using human and model observer studies. For model observer, channelized Hotelling observer (CHO) with dense difference-of-Gaussian ...
European Commission - Press Release details page - Brussels, 7 June 2011 Member States look set to be able to charge heavy lorries, not only for the costs of infrastructure which is currently the case, but also to levy an additional charge to cover the costs of air and noise pollution, following a vote in the European Parliament
Generalized synchronization between two different nonlinear systems under influence of noise is studied with the help of an electronic circuit and numerical experiment. In the present case, we have studied the phenomena of generalized synchronization between the Lorenz system and another nonlinear system (modified Lorenz) proposed in Ray et al. (2011, On the Study of Chaotic Systems With Non-Horseshoe Template, Frontier in the Study of Chaotic Dynamical Systems With Open Problems, Vol. 16, E. Zeraoulia and J. C. Sprott, eds., World Scientific, Singapore, pp. 85-103) from the perspective of electronic circuits and corresponding data collected digitally. Variations of the synchronization threshold with coupling (between driver and driven system) and noise intensity have been studied in detail. Later, experimental results are also proved numerically. It is shown that in certain cases, noise enhances generalized synchronization, and in another it destroys generalized synchronization. Numerical ...
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Marine mammals are highly sound-oriented creatures. Noise pollution and intentional acoustic harassment can disrupt their social lives and foraging habits.
Noise Pollution And Its Nuisance - I initially think and then start researching, interviewing and testing. I have a passion for knowing new things and i am extremely good at work. - Read it at
January 31st, 2014 at 8:35 am I can attest to the noise disturbance inside and outside of my home, as I live just mere feet of the setback radius ordinance, for non-participating occupants at the Twin Ridges Wind Farm operated by Everpower, located in Southern Somerset County, PA. Please stress to our local Somerset County Commissioners that these are definitely a nuisance for communities who house the turbines. In our quest for resolve, a year ago at start up, we were told by Everpower officials that they had a manufactures guarantee that the turbines sound no louder than a refrigerator and that is totally false. I dont know what part of the turbine that guarantee refers to but not the overall noise that is created by these things. Our township also developed an agreement with the recommendations from Everpower for a 50 decibel limit on noise. It was not explained in laymans terms to the officials accepting the agreement that the 50 decibels was not overall noise heard, it was just the noise ...
FDA) an opportunity to hear directly from patients, their families, caregivers and advocates on the impact of disease on daily life and their experiences with currently available interventions. This input helps inform the FDAs decisions and oversight both during drug development and review of marketing applications for new drugs. This is the first program focused specifically on SNHL, the most common form of hearing loss. SNHL typically results from damage to the inner ear, also called the cochlea. This damage may occur due to chronic noise exposure, aging, certain viral infections or exposure to drugs that are toxic to the ear. This type of damage impacts hundreds of millions of individuals worldwide. HLAA has been empowering patients with hearing loss for decades and continues to be at the forefront of championing the needs of individuals impacted by hearing loss. Their efforts are essential to elevating the voice of patients and caregivers by building awareness of the need for greater ...
We present a novel generalized model for the analysis of noise with a known spectral density. This model is particularly appropriate for the analysis of noise with a 1/fα distribution. The noise model reveals that, for α , 1, 1/fα noise significantly impacts the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) for integration times that near a characteristic time, beyond which the SNR will no longer significantly improve with increasing integration time. We experimentally verify our theoretical findings with a set of experiments employing a quadrature homodyne optical coherence tomography (OCT) system and find good agreement. The characteristic integration time is measured to be approximately 2 ms for our system. Additionally, we find that the 1/f noise characteristics, including the exponent, α, as well as the characteristic integration time, are system and photodetector dependent.. ©2007 Optical Society of America. Full Article , PDF Article ...
The effectiveness was determined of clicks or narrow band noise NBN acoustic reflex AR stimuli in reducing the temporary threshold shifts TTS of subjects S exposed to continuous noise. Click and NBN reflex arousal stimuli significantly reduced the TTSs of Ss exposed to continuous noise. The click and NBN stimuli did not significantly differ one from the other, however.
Below about 50 kHz the level of ambient noise in the sea increases continuously towards lower frequencies. In the infrasound range the spectral slope is particularly steep. This low-frequency noise may propagate long distances with little attenuation, causing a directional pattern of infrasound in the sea. Using a standing-wave acoustic tube, we have studied the sensitivity of cod to infrasound down to 0.1 Hz by means of the cardiac conditioning technique. The threshold values, measured as particle acceleration, showed a steady decline towards lower frequencies below 10 Hz, reaching a value close to 10(−5)ms-2 at 0.1 Hz. The spectrum level at 0.1 Hz in the sea ranges between 120 and 180 dB (re 1 microPa), with corresponding particle accelerations from less than 10(−6) to more than 10(−4)ms-2. The sensitivity of cod is thus sufficient to detect the highest levels of ambient infrasound, and we put forward the hypothesis that fish may utilize information about the infrasound pattern in the ...
The goal of this research project is to better quantify human reactions to short bursts of noise, to complement research at NASA Langley Research Center on evaluating human response inside buildings to low-level sonic booms. The project involved exposing participants over 30-minute sessions to a number of 250 ms broadband noise bursts of certain levels, presented in a controlled yet randomized fashion throughout the session, and gathering responses on human perception and performance on an arithmetic task dealing with short-term memory. While previous research has demonstrated effects of noise bursts of varying amplitudes on other types of tasks that study cognitive processing including attention and at louder levels on this arithmetic task (i.e. 100 dB peak), more information is needed to indicate at what level and to what degree such noise bursts may impact human performance and perception. Twenty-seven test subjects were tested over multiple 30-minute test sessions, with four different levels of the
Noise, or unwanted sound, is a pollutant and an environmental stressor. The frequency of noise events seems to have increased in recent years while the amount of the day without noise has lessened. 1
Supplementary material for this article is available at Table S1. Correlations between VOL of PT and N1 latency during dichotic condition.. Table S2. Correlations between ODI of PT and N1 latency during dichotic condition.. Table S3. Correlations between ISO of PT and N1 latency during dichotic condition.. Table S4. Correlations between VOL of PT and N1 latency during noise condition.. Table S5. Correlations between INVF of PT and N1 latency during noise condition.. Table S6. Correlations between ODI of PT and N1 latency during noise condition.. Table S7. Correlations between ISO of PT and N1 latency during noise condition.. Table S8. Multiple regression analysis (alternative model 1) predicting left N1 latency during dichotic condition by structural predictors.. Table S9. Multiple regression analysis predicting left N1 latency during dichotic condition by structural predictors.. Table S10. Correlations between VOL of AF and N1 ...
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Ear Plugs or Ear Phones: For most types of noise sensitivity challenges recommendations are that ear plugs should not be relied on for day to day living. As there is suggestions that in the long run this may reduce tolerance to every day sounds. But it certainly would depend on the type and degree of noise sensitivity. I personally do not use ear plugs in my home doing most tasks. But because my noise sensitivity triggers severe balance challenges and a violent movement disorder. I choose to use ear phones outside otherwise I have very limited control over my bodily movements.. Noise Cancellation Ear Phones: Some people find noise cancellation useful, I find for long car drives they can cancel out and reduce some noise and can help reduce general over stimulation.. Pink Noise Devices: For some types of noise sensitivity pink noise devices are used as a form of sound therapy.. Meditation- helps you access that inner calm, peace inside despite what is happening around you. It helps you become more ...
Right on track, it has to do something with the backgroung noise, especially when we know that people with sz have difficulties suppressing the background voices. Good idea. I whish luck to researchers.. Posted by: Maria at November 11, 2006 06:34 AM. i dont think background noise causes schizophrenia in anyone. however, schizophrenics could have other schizophrenics in their family tree, in fact they often do have parents who are mildly ill, diagnosed with schizophrenia, or suffering from alcoholism or depression, as these all have a genetic component, and that can mean a more chaotic environment, or housing in a poor area (schizophrenics statistically have been shown to suffer from poverty and poor housing more often than the general population). statistically, the numbers would be colored by these cases, so that even those with quieter homes and no ill relatives, wont correct the figures.. studies may measure something accurately, but come to completely groundless conclusions that make ...
A new report by scientists tells us that a cacophony of human noise is hurting all marine life. This major new assessment concludes that the ocean soundscape is being drowned out by human activity with a massively detrimental impact on all sea creatures. The review, published in the journal Science, analysed more than 500 studies that assessed the effects of noise on sea life. About 90% of the studies found significant harm to marine mammals, such as whales, seals and dolphins, and 80% found impacts on fish and invertebrates. Male toadfish cant attract a female and the honks that cod use to coordinate spawning cant be heard over the din. Prof Steve Simpson at the University of Somewhere said noise pollution was like an acoustic fog in the ocean. He should take a look at my timeline.. If the lockdown is forcing us in doors its also forcing us online where we face a torrent of information and our own surround-sound of chat, views, opinions and rage. This increased domestication and ...
Federal Register: April 27, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 81)][Notices] [Page 21054-21055] From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [] [DOCID:fr27ap07-85] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA-2007-0022] Standard on Occupational Exposure to Noise (Noise); Extension of the Office of Management and Budgets (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Request for public comment. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend OBM approval of the information collection requirements contained in its Noise Standard (29 CFR 1910.95). The information collection requirements specified in the Noise Standard protect employees from suffering material hearing impairment. DATES: ...
Biology Assignment Help, Noise exposures - factors affecting occupational health, Noise Exposures - Factors Affecting Occupational Health Various equipment and processes generate noise of varying intensity and - frequency. In this respect ventilation system, metal cutting machines, metal shaping plants, power generating units
In this study, we investigate online Bayesian estimation of the measurement noise density of a given state space model using particle filters and Dirichlet process mixtures. Dirichlet processes are widely used in statistics for nonparametric density estimation. In the proposed method, the unknown noise is modeled as a Gaussian mixture with unknown number of components. The joint estimation of the state and the noise density is done via particle filters. Furthermore, the number of components and the noise statistics are allowed to vary in time. An extension of the method for the estimation of time varying noise characteristics is also introduced.. ...
Author summary Genetically identical cells, even when they are exposed to the same environmental conditions, display incredible diversity. Gene expression noise is attributed to be a key source of this phenotypic diversity. Transcriptional dynamics is a dominant source of expression noise. Although scores of theoretical and experimental studies have explored how noise is regulated at the level of transcription, most of them focus on the gene specific, cis regulatory elements, such as the number of transcription factor (TF) binding sites, their binding strength, etc. However, how the global properties of transcription, such as the limited availability of TFs impact noise in gene expression remains rather elusive. Here we build a theoretical model that incorporates the effect of limiting TF pool on gene expression noise. We find that competition between genes for TFs leads to enhanced variability in mRNA copy number across an isogenic population. Moreover, for gene copies sharing TFs with other competitor
Averaging noise to reduce errors[edit]. ECC could be said to work by "averaging noise"; since each data bit affects many ... The Viterbi decoder implements a soft-decision algorithm to demodulate digital data from an analog signal corrupted by noise. ... This establishes bounds on the theoretical maximum information transfer rate of a channel with some given base noise level. ... Latin square based code for non-white noise (prevalent for example in broadband over powerlines) ...
Outside signals entering the cable can cause unwanted noise and picture ghosting. Excessive noise can overwhelm the signal, ... Noise[edit]. External fields create a voltage across the inductance of the outside of the outer conductor between sender and ... Ott, Henry W. (1976). Noise Reduction Techniques in Electronic Systems. ISBN 0-471-65726-3.. ... Ingress is the passage of an outside signal into the cable and can result in noise and disruption of the desired signal. Egress ...
Noise rock and shoegazing[edit]. Main articles: Noise rock and Shoegazing. The most abrasive and discordant outgrowth of punk ... "Noise Rock", Allmusic, archived from the original on April 30, 2011. . *^ R. Weinstein (April 23, 2001), "An Interview with ... A. Earles, Husker Du: The Story of the Noise-Pop Pioneers Who Launched Modern Rock (Voyageur Press, 2010), ISBN 0-7603-3504-4, ... A. Earles, Husker Du: The Story of the Noise-Pop Pioneers Who Launched Modern Rock (Voyageur Press, 2010), ISBN 0-7603-3504-4, ...
With Extreme Noise Terror[edit]. *Damage 381 (1997). Other appearances[edit]. *Cerebral Fix - Death Erotica - backing vocals on ... Greenway later joined Extreme Noise Terror to record vocals on their album Damage 381[7], with Extreme Noise Terror's vocalist ... Extreme Noise Terror. Benediction. Mark Andrew "Barney" Greenway (born 13 July 1969) is a British extreme metal vocalist, who ... is currently the lead vocalist of Napalm Death,[1] and was formerly a member of Extreme Noise Terror,[2] and Benediction.[3] ...
Effect of audible noise and vibration control[edit]. Measured in dBA, audible noise is significant for certain applications, ... Low noise disks typically use fluid bearings, lower rotational speeds (usually 5,400 rpm) and reduce the seek speed under load ... Some desktop- and laptop-class disk drives allow the user to make a trade-off between seek performance and drive noise. For ... Shorter seek times typically require more energy usage to quickly move the heads across the platter, causing loud noises from ...
Noise pollution[edit]. Large amounts of noise pollution not only lead to lower property values and high frustration, they can ... they argue that exposure to continual noise is a public health problem. They cite examples of the detriment of continual noise ... adding plants that can absorb these waves has the potential to lead to a vast reduction in noise pollution.[48] ... "Noise exposure and public health". Environmental Health Perspectives. 108 (1): 123-131. doi:10.1289/ehp.00108s1123. PMC ...
Noise[edit]. Onsen vary from quiet to noisy; some play piped music and often feature gushing fountains. Bathers will engage in ...
... the noise temperature. The so-called Johnson-Nyquist noise of discrete resistors and capacitors is a type of thermal noise ... Kelvin as a measure of noise[edit]. Main article: Noise figure. In electronics, the kelvin is used as an indicator of how noisy ... from the Boltzmann constant and can be used to determine the noise temperature of a circuit using the Friis formulas for noise ... a circuit is in relation to an ultimate noise floor, i.e. ...
... include surface noise, less resolution due to a lower Signal to Noise ratio and dynamic range, stereo crosstalk, tracking error ... this also reduces the high frequency noise. Thus more music will fit on the record, and noise is reduced. ... another disk material with less surface noise in the groove and dynamic compression for masking background noise. Sometimes ... Frequency response and noise[edit]. In 1925, electric recording extended the recorded frequency range from acoustic recording ( ...
The noise operator is then given by (. T. ρ. f. ). (. x. ). =. ∑. S. ⊆. [. n. ]. ρ. ,. S. ,. f. ^. (. S. ). ω. S. (. x. ). =. E ... Noise operator[edit]. The noise operator T. ρ. {\displaystyle T_{\rho }}. is an operator taking a function f. :. {. −. 1. ,. 1 ... Noise stability can be defined in terms of the noise operator: Stab. ρ. ⁡. [. f. ]. =. ⟨. f. ,. T. ρ. f. ⟩. {\displaystyle \ ... The noise stability of a function f. :. {. −. 1. ,. 1. }. n. →. R. {\displaystyle f\colon \{-1,1\}^{n}\to \mathbb {R} }. at ρ. ...
Cabin noise[edit]. A problem for passengers was the very high noise level inside the cabin, measuring at least 90-95 dB on ... Noise in the back of the aircraft was unbearable. Aleksey Tupolev acknowledged the problem to foreign passengers and promised ... See contemporary passenger reports about the noise problem[35][36][37][38][39] ... to test against acoustic fatigue caused by high jet-noise environment), ways to reinforce the airframe to withstand damage, ...
Noise cancellation[edit]. Noise cancellation generators for active noise control are a relatively modern innovation. A ... A Manual for Highway Noise and Land Use - Federal Approach - Noise Compatible Planning - Noise - ENVIRonment - FHWA". www.fhwa. ... Noise barriers as exterior soundproofing[edit]. Main article: Noise barrier. Since the early 1970s, it has become common ... Noise barriers may be constructed of wood, masonry, earth or a combination thereof. One of the earliest noise barrier designs ...
Noise[edit]. When a firearm is discharged it emits a very loud noise, typically close to the handler's ears. This can cause ... Some earmuffs or headphones made for shooting and similar loud situations use active noise control. Firearms may also have ...
... construction noise, mining noise, traffic noise, rail noise, community noise, wind farm noise, industrial noise, etc. ... Personal noise dosimeter[edit]. A common variant of the sound level meter is a noise dosemeter (dosimeter in American English ... A noise dosimeter (American) or noise dosemeter (British) is a specialized sound level meter intended specifically to measure ... A Type 2 meter is the minimum requirement by OSHA for noise measurements and is usually sufficient for general purpose noise ...
Dolby noise reduction[edit]. Main article: Dolby noise-reduction system. The analog Dolby B noise-reduction system works by ... 1983 - SMPTE Progress Medal For his contributions to theater sound and his continuing work in noise reduction and quality ... ˈdɔːl-/;[3] January 18, 1933 - September 12, 2013) was an American engineer and inventor of the noise reduction system known as ... "Ray Dolby obituary: Inventor whose noise-reduction technology transformed sound reproduction". The Independent ...
Workplace noise regulation[edit]. Noise is widely recognized as an occupational hazard. In the United States, the National ... Since noise damage is cumulative over long periods of time, persons who are exposed to non-workplace noise, like recreational ... Noise exposure is the most significant risk factor for noise-induced hearing loss that can be prevented. Different programs ... Engineering noise out and other solutions such as proper maintenance of equipment can lead to noise reduction, but further ...
Resistors create electrical noise, called Johnson-Nyquist noise. There is an intimate relationship between Johnson-Nyquist ... Power loss and noise[edit]. Joule heating is referred to as ohmic heating or resistive heating because of its relationship to ... noise and Joule heating, explained by the fluctuation-dissipation theorem. Formulas[edit]. Direct current[edit]. The most ...
OSHA's PEL for noise exposure is 90 decibels (dBA) for an 8-hour TWA. Levels of 90-140 dBA are included in the noise dose. [3] ... "Permissible Noise Exposures". OSHA. Retrieved 20 November 2018.. *^ "62.130 Permissible Exposure Limit". Government Publishing ... PEL can also be expressed as 100 percent "dose" for noise exposure. When the noise exposure increases by 5 dB, the exposure ... Regulatory Agencies for Occupational Noise Exposure[edit]. OSHA[edit]. The current PEL for OSHA standards are based on a 5 ...
Joint noises[edit]. Noises from the TMJs are a symptom of dysfunction of these joints. The sounds commonly produced by TMD are ... Noises from the joint during mandibular movement, which may be intermittent.[4] Joint noises may be described as clicking,[2] ... Pain is the most common reason for people with TMD to seek medical advice.[2] Joint noises may require auscultation with a ... The noise indicates that the articular disc has suddenly moved to and from a temporarily displaced position (disk displacement ...
Noise sources[edit]. Correlation-based processing techniques also enable seismologists to image the interior of the Earth at ... Several thumps are stacked to enhance signal to noise ratio. AWD allows both more energy and more control of the source than ... the correlation of the noise signals between two seismographs provides an estimate of the bidirectional seismic impulse ... multiple scales using natural (e.g., the oceanic microseism) or artificial (e.g., urban) background noise as a seismic source.[ ...
Noise-induced hearing loss[edit]. Main article: Noise-induced hearing loss. See also: Environmental noise and Industrial noise ... Workplace and environmental noise is the most prevalent cause of hearing loss in the United States and elsewhere. ... The most common types of hearing loss, due to age and noise exposure, are usually bilateral and symmetrical. ... but it provides an additional and useful tool in monitoring the potential ill effects of exposure to noise. Hearing loss may be ...
Noise-related effects. *Bangs and report. The bang is the most common effect in fireworks and sounds like a gunshot, ... Fireworks are also a problem for animals, both domestic and wild, which can be frightened by their noise, leading to them ... Fireworks take many forms to produce the four primary effects: noise, light, smoke, and floating materials (confetti for ... Salutes are commonly used in large quantities during finales to create intense noise and brightness. They are often cylindrical ...
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Noise. This appears as grain on the image and is caused by a low signal to noise ratio. This occurs more commonly when a thin ... In general, higher radiation doses result in higher-resolution images,[95] while lower doses lead to increased image noise and ... However, this technique is susceptible to noise and other factors which can affect the linearity of the voltage to x-ray ... PCDs have several potential advantages including improving signal (and contrast) to noise ratios, reducing doses, improving ...
Common-cause variation is the noise within the system. Walter A. Shewhart originally used the term chance cause.[1] The term ... whereas a common-cause failure is equivalent to noise in the system and specific actions cannot be made to prevent the failure ... Another example is an electronic system wherein a fault in a power supply injects noise onto a supply line, causing failures in ...
Husker Du: The Story of the Noise-Pop Pioneers Who Launched Modern Rock. MBI Publishing. pp. 211-212. Retrieved September 14, ... "Grant Hart - Cyprus Avenue, Cork, 17.12.12 , Noise". December 19, 2012. Archived from the original on April 12 ...
There are many examples of noise: *Environmental noise. Noise that physically disrupts communication, such as standing next to ... Noise[edit]. In any communication model, noise is interference with the decoding of messages sent over a channel by an encoder ... Semantic noise. Different interpretations of the meanings of certain words. For example, the word "weed" can be interpreted as ... Syntactical noise. Mistakes in grammar can disrupt communication, such as abrupt changes in verb tense during a sentence. ...
Blue noise. *Bremsstrahlung, radiation produced when charged particles are decelerated by other charged particles ...
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... that N-acetylcysteine may protect the human cochlea from subclinical hearing loss caused by loud noises such as impulse noise.[ ... "The efficacy of N-acetylcysteine to protect the human cochlea from subclinical hearing loss caused by impulse noise: a ...
Each year, about 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work ... Noise and Hearing Loss Preventionplus icon * Reducing Noise Exposureplus icon *Guidance and Regulations ... Use the NIOSH Hierarchy of Controls to reduce workplace noise to below the NIOSH REL whenever possible. Use hearing protection ... The NIOSH Recommended Exposure Limit (REL) for occupational noise exposure is 85 decibels, A-weighted, as an 8-hour time- ...
signal : 6 noise : 3 Bubble Accounting Not all CEOs are Bernie Ebbers. But the credibility GAAP is growing. signal : 6 noise : ... noise : 6. START. signal : noise. New York City 2.0. Who Gets a Super Phone?. Street Smart. Power Forward. NEWS. If You Can�t ... noise : 7. Media Merger Meltdown. Call it dissynergy. AOL and Vivendi got too mega. It turns out core competency is a good ... noise : 8. Itanium 2. Ten years in the making, Intelés superchip may be too high-end for todayés tight budgets.. signal : 5. ...
Audio noise reduction[edit]. In audio post-processing, noise gating reduces steady noise sources such as rumble from LP records ... A noise gate does not remove noise from the signal itself. When the gate is open, both the signal and the noise will pass ... Even though the signal and the unwanted noise are both present in open gate status, the noise is not as noticeable. The noise ... Noise gates have a Threshold control to set the level at which the gate will open. More advanced noise gates have more features ...
... noise zones where community noise levels are between 65-75 dB, for such locations, noise abatement and noise attenuation ... Noise pollution, also known as environmental noise or sound pollution, is the propagation of noise with harmful impact on the ... Noise pollution affects both health and behavior. Unwanted sound (noise) can damage physiological health. Noise pollution can ... Engineering noise controls can be used to reduce noise propagation and protect individuals from overexposure. When noise ...
Each year, an estimated 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work, and an additional 9 million are ... Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common work-related illnesses in the United States. ... Noise and Hearing Loss Preventionplus icon * Reducing Noise Exposureplus icon *Guidance and Regulations ... Noise Infographics. Overview. Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common work-related illnesses in the United States ...
Sounds that are too loud can damage sensitive structures of the inner ear and cause noise-induced hearing loss. Learn how to ... Noise Pollution (Environmental Protection Agency) * Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (National Institute on Deafness and Other ... Keeping Noise Down on the Farm (National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders) Also in Spanish ... Noise is all around you, from televisions and radios to lawn mowers and washing machines. Normally, you hear these sounds at ...
Occupational noise. Bibliographic information. Australian Safety and Compensation Council, [email protected], 2nd ed., 2000. ... This national standard specifies that the standard for maximum exposure to noise in the occupational environment is an 8h ... equivalent sound pressure level of 85dB(A); the peak noise level is 140dB(lin). Replaces the 1st (1993) edition (see CIS 94-690 ...
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  • In Signal & Noise 2016, you'll find what we really listened to, loud and clear. (
  • To maximise noise cancelling performance, the WH-1000XM4 headphones incorporate two technologies: Personal Noise Cancelling Optimiser, designed specifically for you, and Atmospheric Pressure Optimising, designed specifically for air travel. (
  • Headphones Connect app to cancel noise while still allowing through essential sounds, like transport announcements, when you're listening on the move. (
  • Intelligent and intuitive, the WH-1000XM4 headphones offer further improvements to our industry-leading noise cancellation , exceptional sound quality, and smart listening that adjusts to your behavior and your location. (
  • Headphones have to be specially detailed noise isolation. (
  • They are not noise cancelling headphones. (
  • No, these are not noise cancelling headphones. (
  • Our headphones with active noise cancellation technology built into them are called the QuietComfort 20 headphones. (
  • Talkthrough technology on new headphones promises to differentiate annoying noise from human conversation. (
  • Residents compare ongoing tunnel construction noise to constant rolling thunder and offered noise cancelling headphones by WestConnex construction. (
  • As one of the most recognized names in headphones and audio accessories, Bose is known for its noise-canceling technology and quality audio output. (
  • Dubbing himself 'The Rectifier'-even his secret identity has a stuffy grad school ring about it-Robbins takes baseball bats and hammers to car alarms, burglar alarms, and other sources of loud, obnoxious noises. (
  • but don't find the noise to be particularly loud with my full face helmet (HJC) visor locked down. (
  • Is this 'eventual hearing loss' a given, or does one need to actually feel the noise is loud to sustain it? (
  • One ship created a 130 decibel noise - twice as loud as a chainsaw - that caused a porpoise to flee at top speed. (
  • Mr Marais's neighbour, Caroline Mead, said the noise was so loud that their street "felt like a nightclub. (
  • Dual noise sensor technology, featuring two microphones on each earcup, captures ambient noise and passes the data to the HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1. (
  • Or, you pull onto the on-ramp of the highway and instinctively turn up the volume on the car stereo (that is, if you don't have a car stereo that's programmed to increase the volume as your speed increases to overcome the ambient noise). (
  • While reportedly blocking out 90 percent of all exterior ambient noise, the PXC 450 is additionally rigged with external speakers that differentiate droning and obnoxious sounds like a car or airplane from those of a human's conversational tone. (
  • Ambient noise includes all sounds present in an environment. (
  • The ambient noise level may be measured at any moment, but it will vary widely with time, e.g., with the coming and going of trucks and aircraft. (
  • Therefore, a single dB(A) measurement says very little about ambient noise. (
  • One such descriptor, recommended by ISO 1996/1, is L Aeq,T , the equivalent continuous dB(A) level which has the same energy as the original fluctuating noise for the same given period of time T. L Aeq,T is an excellent criterion for studying long-term trends in ambient noise. (
  • The dB(A) level is used to report ambient noise and noise intrusions, it is also used in computing L Aeq,T and L An,T . (
  • Ambient noise should be measured with the Sound Level Meter switched to its "F" (Fast) time weighting. (
  • The range of ambient noise fluctuations should also be reported, e.g. 54 to 58 dB(A). When measuring noise intrusions, the maximum level should be reported, to assist in this some Sound Level Meters have a Max-Hold mode in which electronic circuitry captures and holds on display the highest measured dB(A) level. (
  • Based on testing and extensive validation work at Brüel & Kjær headquarters, Brüel & Kjær's noise data acquisition, analysis, recording and reproducing system has been found to comply with the technical standards of International Civil Aviation Organization Annex 16, Volume 1, Fourth Edition, Appendix 2. (
  • Community noise issues around naval bases also remains an important driver for continuing the search for system-neutral technologies to reduce jet noise. (
  • One area where they might not have as big of an adjustment is in the area of handling crowd noise. (
  • Do you find that rookies from the big-name programs come to you with a foundation of how to handle crowd noise? (
  • A. You know procedurally, from a practice standpoint they do some of the same things that we do in terms of utilizing artificial crowd noise while working on a silent count. (
  • Often times the quality of our play determines the intensity of crowd noise moving forward. (
  • Q. In what ways can crowd noise have an effect on the home team's defense? (
  • A. I've explained it this way: When we prepare for home games our defense works with (artificial) crowd noise, because their communication is strained. (
  • The adjustments that you have to make in regard to crowd noise is a welcomed adjustment from a defensive perspective. (
  • Q. Are there things you can do offensively to take advantage of the home team's defense having trouble communicating because of crowd noise? (
  • NEW YORK -- The NFL will allow teams to use video scoreboards to encourage crowd noise in stadiums during entire plays. (
  • The easy way to enjoy less noise and even purer sound, with smart listening technology that automatically personalises your experience. (
  • While it provides an excellent historical overview, the book's main concern is in the noise music that has emerged since the mid 1970s, whether through industrial music, punk, free jazz, or the purer noise of someone like Merzbow. (
  • A gorgeous symphony of noise that will overwhelm Black Cat Friday in what will surely be the most guitars playing simultaneously that the venue has ever had. (
  • A SYMPHONY OF NOISE delves into the sound worlds of celebrated British musician and sound researcher Matthew Herbert. (
  • Measurements relate to operating conditions of the vehicle which give the highest noise level consistent with urban driving and which lead to reproducible noise emissions. (
  • They give too much raw data, a frequent problem in dynamic measurements, which has created the need for simple noise descriptors. (
  • Quite often L Aeq,T measurements are also required for intermediate periods (normally two to three within a 24-hour period) to determine how noise varies with time and hence community activities. (
  • The main parts of this program are developing a physics-based understanding of the fluid mechanics of the jet evolution, creating analytical and computational models and understanding of how these complex fluid flows create jet noise, and developing standard and reproducible high-quality supersonic jet-noise measurements. (
  • Environmental noise measurement and control has two basic objectives: To protect us today against noise intrusions which annoy us and disrupt our daily activities and to protect us in the future against increasing noise levels that would further reduce the quality of our environment. (
  • Although the nearest abutter is 250 feet away from the 60-foot-high turbine, members of the board expressed concerns the noise will disrupt abutters' lives. (
  • Alot of them say noise reduction or something that means they cancel out some noise but not all. (
  • Yes - not fully noise cancelling but noise reduction for sure. (
  • I sometimes have to be careful when walking or running with them bc of their noise reduction when music is turned up. (
  • The Jet Noise Reduction (JNR) Program is part of the Office of Naval Research's Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Program and is a result of the health and environmental impacts of aircraft noise. (
  • A research effort focusing on the development of tools for the passive and active control of hot supersonic jets, resulting in significant jet noise reduction, is the ultimate goal. (
  • Personnel supporting launching operations on the decks of aircraft carriers are subject to noise from the afterburning supersonic jet engines that can exceed 140 dBA. (
  • The JNR program aims to understand the physics of jet noise produced by high-performance military aircraft, identify material/non-material solutions to reduce noise, and develop and transition the technologies to the fleet. (
  • The JNR project supports the development of fundamental tools such as theoretical noise models, computational prediction tools, noise-control strategies, diagnostic tools and enhanced source localization that will enable the optimized design of noise-control systems for legacy, emerging and future tactical aircraft. (
  • Our low noise power amplifiers enable greater standoff distances for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) applications, giving our armed forces the advantage in hostile environments. (
  • Aircraft manufacturers have been approved to use PULSE for aircraft noise certification according to international standards. (
  • Noise Machine generates white, brown and pink noise, whose special properties are often used to mask out other environmental sounds and favor concentration and task focus. (
  • To put it another way, while noise may generates variety well, I don't find that it organizes variety to my satisfaction. (
  • The jit.noise object generates "white noise" in the form of matrices of random values. (
  • Avoid congregating with other PWC operators near shore, which increases annoying noise levels. (
  • Avoid maneuvers that cause the engine exhaust to lift out of the water because that increases noise levels. (
  • Do not modify your engine exhaust system if it increases the noise. (
  • The basic unit of measurement for environmental noise, as recommended by ISO 1996/1, is the dB(A), but other measuring concepts, based on dB(A), are used to provide single-number criteria for describing fluctuating noise and to predict human reaction to the temporal qualities of noise. (
  • The most common measurement in environmental noise is the dB(A) level. (
  • PULSE is a versatile, task-oriented system that provides the platform for a range of noise and vibration measurement and analysis solutions. (
  • HILNA™ CX Amplifier provides 2.5 dB noise figure. (
  • NuWaves Engineering, an international Radio Frequency (RF) and Microwave solutions provider, announces their broadband low noise amplifier covering C- to X-Band frequencies, extending the frequency range and potential applications over which the HILNA™ family of low noise amplifier (LNA) products can operate. (
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  • Like many of Bean's scripts, Noise boasts a provocative premise ripe with potential for satire and social commentary. (
  • Noise Machine also features a range of natural and artificial soundscapes to suit your mood, ranging from the relaxing sounds of water to the energizing atmosphere of a sidewalk café. (
  • I run it with other white noise apps at the same time so it's not that noticable, but it would be better if the sounds were generated, not made from looped samples. (
  • the music made up entirely of incidental theater sounds (audience members coughing, the A/C's hum), represents perfectly the tension between the desirable sound (properly played musical notes) and undesirable noise that makes up all noise music, from Satie to punk. (
  • However, without a doubt both my fiancee and I have slept better with the Dozzi playing along with Google Assistant's digital thunderstorm noises looping, than with any other combination of white noise sounds previously. (
  • Power users may want a device that has a bigger variety of sounds than just "adjustable fan noise," and there are free options available for people who just need some random noise. (
  • But, for people who live in incredibly high-noise areas - I have train tracks on either side of my home, each within a block - I recommend this over relying on digital sounds alone. (
  • There's nothing wrong with noise and randomness - noise occasionally sounds really interesting (especially its colored varieties , and it's provided any number of interesting sources for interesting music . (
  • We recorded them making a noise with their thing ('things' included carrots, an umbrella, false teeth, keys, photoflash, adding machine, pints of beer), and then the next day I did an improvised gig using only the collected sounds as source material. (
  • Take a look at the noise levels of many common appliances and events around the house. (
  • So, you may not be surprised to learn that J.D. Power lists high levels of automotive noise as one of the most commonly reported problems. (
  • To overcome this ISO 1996/1 recommends measuring percentile levels , L An,T , i.e. that dB(A) level which Is exceeded for N% of a stated time period T. Percentile levels reveal maximum and minimum noise levels. (
  • Human response depends greatly upon the range with which noise levels vary in a given environment. (
  • The statistical descriptor for the variation of noise is L An,T , I.e. that dB(A) level exceeded for N% of the time T. For example, L A90,T is used to estimate the residual background noise level in the environment whereas L A1,T or L A10,T is used to estimate maximum levels. (
  • For the purposes of this test procedure, squeal is defined as peak noise levels equal to or above 70 dB(A) between 1.25 kHz and 16 kHz for tests using a full suspension corners or full axle assemblies, or between 2 kHz and 16 kHz for brakes not using a full suspension corner. (
  • Before using this Recommended Practice for chassis dynamometer testing, review in detail the specifics related to at least (a) instrumentation including in-cabin microphones, (b) threshold levels for noise detection, (c) temperature control priority between front and rear axles, (d) vehicle loading and load distribution, (e) cooling air and environmental conditioning, and (f) detailed nomenclature and labeling of channels and sensors. (
  • The project examines noise-mitigation approaches at all levels of technology maturity, both computationally and experimentally, and encourages research into new areas of noise control through theoretical development and experimental validation. (
  • While the study showed noise levels at that distance could be compared to low-level talking. (
  • and better regulate noise levels in future. (
  • However he claimed students prepping for their A-levels, had to suffer the noise from May Ball celebrations. (
  • A Noise Level Analyzer is available for measuring and reporting all the descriptors mentioned above as well as the statistical data described in the following. (
  • I would recommend something that is not in ear if you want a true noise isolation experience but bose does pretty well though. (
  • Using either the Bose Connect phone app or the physical in-line remote, users can turn the noise-canceling up or down depending on their situation or environment. (
  • The QuietControl 30s come in matte black, and Bose says the earbuds will offer up to 10 hours of battery life with noise-canceling set to max. (
  • Working together with a new Bluetooth® Audio SoC (System on Chip), it senses and adjusts to music and noise signals, as well as acoustic characteristics between the driver unit and ears, at over 700 times per second. (
  • Because these animals depend on sound to navigate, find food, avoid predators, and communicate with other members of their species, introducing non-natural background noise into their world can have grave consequences. (
  • This means that much of the human-generated noise beneath the ocean's surface has the potential to interfere with marine animals, particularly dolphins and whales-that depend on echolocation (the ability to locate an object by using reflected sound) to find food. (
  • Personal Noise Cancellation Optimiser analyses unique sonic characteristics caused by head size, glasses, and hair, then tailors sound to you. (
  • Paul Hegarty argues that noise is a judgement about sound, that what was noise can become acceptable as music, and that in many ways the idea of noise is similar to the idea of the avant-garde. (
  • The descriptor most often used is L Aeq,T i.e. that continuous dB(A) level which would have produced the same A-weighted sound energy in the same time T as the actual noise history. (
  • Argus-Hazco's technical staff is officially certified to calibrate noise and sound monitoring equipment in-house with the Nor1504A Calibration System. (
  • Sheff will provide a sound study to answer board members' questions on noise pollution. (
  • I much prefer the Dozzi's sound, on any setting, to any digital white noise I've heard. (
  • Browse 20 background noise industrial sound effects from $1. (
  • Researchers have known for years that human-generated noise beneath the ocean's surface can adversely affect marine life. (
  • While high-frequency submarine sonar has been found to harm whales ( SN: 4/23/11, p. 16 ), low-frequency noise from shipping vessels is responsible for most human-made noise in the ocean, the researchers say. (
  • In the first study to assess the effects of shipping vessel noise on porpoises, researchers tagged seven harbor porpoises off the coast of Denmark with sensors that tracked the animals' movement and echolocation usage in response to underwater noise over about 20 hours. (
  • This community version gives analysts and researchers access to basic internet noise data via the GreyNoise Visualizer and Community API, as well as a limited number of alerts and bulk analyses. (
  • A corresponding increase in background noise in the oceans could affect the behavior of marine mammals, a team of scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) says. (
  • They don't block out background noise. (
  • For a given L Aeq,T we would find a higher, more steady, level more tolerable than a lower background level with frequent noise intrusions. (
  • Analysts waste hours differentiating between targeted attack traffic and background noise alerts. (
  • If you're unfamiliar with white noise machines, all you need to know is that they're designed to provide background noise that either drowns out or minimizes other noises. (
  • Feel the Noise: The Music that Shaped Britain provides a definitive account of the key musical and cultural explosions which have rocked Britain through the decades - packed with revelation and insight from the people who know them better than anyone. (
  • Noise/Music looks at the phenomenon of noise in music, from experimental music of the early 20th century to the Japanese noise music and glitch electronica of today. (
  • Sharp and erudite, and underpinned throughout by the ideas of thinkers like Adorno and Deleuze, Noise/Music is the perfect primer for anyone interested in the louder side of experimental music. (
  • In this rigorously researched deconstruction of noise, Paul Hegarty explains how the concept is entirely contingent upon social norms and how its inevitable emergence into music, which is simply organized noise, unfolded. (
  • He then leads us on a dense yet speedy tour of pivotal moments in the evolution of noise into a component of music, focusing on salient benchmarks the Italian Futurists, recording technology, Fluxus, John Cage, Merzbow and hip-hop. (
  • 2013 is the 100th anniversary of ' L´Arte dei Rumori ', the first artistic manifesto concerning noise music. (
  • Designed to be as unobtrusive and simple to use as possible, Noise Machine's icon "lives" in the menu bar and is accessible at any time via a simple click. (
  • Using a new algorithm, the HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1 then applies noise cancelling processing in real time to a range of acoustic environments. (
  • This is in contrast to the 'digital' white noise provided by apps or many other machines. (
  • A University spokesperson said on behalf of colleges: 'This is an issue colleges take seriously and both staff and student organising committees work closely with Cambridge City Council to make sure that acceptable noise-level standards are not breached during May Balls. (
  • Although entering a crowded headphone niche filled with competitors promising to cancel out external noise, the PXC 450 headphone adds an interesting new technology to the equation. (
  • Multiple PWC operating in the same area increase the noise level. (
  • Improperly modified exhausts will not make your PWC faster and may raise the noise to an illegal level. (
  • Graphic Level Recorders are available for recording the noise history of transient events and of long-term environmental conditions. (
  • This interactive display shows the different metrics, and provides an indication of the value of each metric based on an input noise level and road type. (
  • To use this tool, first enter a noise level at the top and select a road type. (
  • The purpose of this program is to better understand the physics of jet noise, with the ultimate aim of lessening the near-field noise by reducing, moving or shielding the sources from the people receiving this acoustic power. (
  • The SAE J2521 procedure is applicable to high frequency squeal noise occurrences for on-road passenger car and light trucks below 4,540 kg of GVWR. (
  • NuWaves' products include wideband frequency converters, high-efficiency and miniature solid state power amplifiers and bidirectional amplifiers, high intercept low noise amplifiers and miniature RF filters. (
  • The EL5132 also features a 1/f corner frequency below 1 kHz and current noise of 4.9 pA/rt-Hz. (
  • In automotive noise enforcement, the Max-Hold feature is an advantage because it does not require an experienced operator and the data is more credible in court testimony. (
  • The noise monitoring system provides the Hanscom noise office with data as well as a mechanism for logging complaints and generating responses that address the issues raised in the complaint. (
  • In this case, the arguments to the jit.noise object (4 char 16 16)specify that we're producing a matrix composed of 16 rows and 16 columns of noise - a total of 256 different char data values, each of which is an integer between 0 and 255. (
  • Noise Machine is a white noise and soundscape generator designed to help you block out workplace noise and create a more productive work environment to suit your mood. (
  • Witti's Dozzi is a white noise machine whose sole purpose is to help you (and your baby, fellow parents) get some sleep. (
  • You may not need a white noise machine that glows like Paul Wall's trunk, but don't you deserve one? (
  • The Dozzi uses a fan with several settings set inside an adjustable housing to provide 'authentic' white noise. (
  • It's a good app but the Pink and Brown noise samples are very short and looped-sounding. (
  • I think they do a really good job of blocking surrounding noises. (
  • This 'internet noise' is generated by both good guys and bad guys, and it triggers security tools to generate thousands of events to be analyzed, with little context on the potential threats. (
  • This is a detailed 15 minute tutorial on applying Noise Ninja to a single image. (
  • This 4 minute tutorial covers how to apply Noise Ninja to multiple images for batch processing. (
  • This 6 minute tutorial covers setup and use of Noise Ninja as an external editor for Lightroom. (
  • Not only do the QuietControl 30s also offer noise cancelation, but the feature is adjustable. (
  • The graph below depicts the cooling fan's average noise over the PSU's operating range, with an ambient temperature between 28 °C and 30 °C (82 °F to 86 °F). (
  • The HILNA™ CX delivers over 35 dB of gain across the entire broad range of 5 GHz to 10 GHz with a noise figure of 2.5 dB and OIP3 of +21 dBm. (
  • Additionally, the user can call the noise report line at 781-869-8050 and leave a message describing the incident. (
  • That's the problem with noise: We can hear everything, but we can only listen to one thing at a time. (
  • By the time Hegarty arrives at modern manifestations of noise, genre neophytes will consider themselves experts. (
  • I am very sorry there is not more we can do about the noise at this time," County Board Chair Libby Garvey wrote in a letter to residents. (
  • This time out, I'm going to try to create some tutorials that work with the idea of randomness and noise as a starting point in the same way as I've created tutorials about using LFOs as generators of variety. (
  • So why does Noise feel so muddled and underwhelming? (
  • The color noises (brown, for example), have a rhythmic quality from a poorly designed loop that becomes more and more apparent as your brain gets used to the noise. (
  • Questions about Noise Source? (
  • Questions for Noise Source Identification? (
  • Do you have questions relating to noise source identification? (
  • Celebrating the Public Domain Day we have released the first part of 100 Years of Noise under CC0 license on the 1st of January. (
  • The first and most obvious question you've got is probably to wonder why I'm interested in using Jitter to make noise. (
  • Starting at 8 a.m. each weekday, residents essentially locked into their nearby high-rise apartments can't escape the nerve-rattling noise, rhythmically pounding more than 40 times each minute. (
  • The HILNA™ CX is the latest addition to the NuWaves' High Intercept Low Noise Amplifiers (HILNA™) family of LNA's, covering C- to X-Band frequencies. (
  • KQED's video series for middle and high school students, Above the Noise , can help students move from self-awareness and accountability to build more empathy for others in their school community. (
  • Avoid making excessive noise near residential and camping areas. (