Top 10 Noise Facts – August

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01 September 2016
Top 10 Facts August

Architectural Acoustics:

The study of how sound and buildings interact, including the behavior of sound in concert halls and auditoriums.

Architectural Acoustics: The study of how sound and buildings interact, including the behavior of sound in concert halls and auditoriums.

Bioacoustics:

The study of the use of sound by animals such as whales, dolphins and bats.

Bioacoustics:

Biomedical Acoustics:

The study of using sound in medicine. For example, the use of ultrasound for diagnostics and therapeutic purpose.

Biomedical Acoustics.

Psychoacoustics:

The study of how people react to sound, hearing, perception and localization.

Psychoacoustics

Decibel System:

The Decibel system originated in 1923 as being more suitable for the modern telephone work, replacing “mile of standard”, and was named in honour of Alexander Graham Bell.

Decibel System:

Construction of Houses:

The amount of houses being built in the UK is at its highest point since 2008.

Construction of Houses

Tinnitus:

Tinnitus is the detrimental health effect that can be caused by excess noise. It is characterised by constant ringing in the ears, which effects roughly 10% (52 million) people in the UK.

Tinnitus:

Vibration & Structural Acoustics:

The study of how sound and mechanical structures interact. For example, the transmission of sound through walls and the radiation of the sound from vehicle panels.

Vibration & Structural Acoustics:

Construction Time Restrictions:

Many towns have time restrictions on which construction sites can operate, currently standing at 7am to 8pm on weekdays, and 9am to 8pm on weekends / bank holidays.

Construction Time Restrictions:

Aeroacoustics:

Is noise generation via either turbulent fluid motion or aerodynamic forces interacting with surfaces. Which can be associated with

wind blowing over fixed objects.

Aeroacoustics

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