When considering a new workplace or modifying an existing one, noise emissions and noise exposure can be limited by careful choice of design, layout and the construction materials used for the building.
Ideally, you would start the health surveillance before people are exposed to noise (ie for new starters or those changing jobs), to give a baseline.
Your ears are amazing. That might sound like something that ranks fairly highly on a list of terrible pick-up lines, but people are often unaware of the incredible feats that their ears perform on a daily basis.
As the name suggests, noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a slow and irreversible loss of hearing which can be entirely avoided by taking the necessary precautions.
While many parents or children’s birthday party organisers might be convinced that they hold the title of ‚’loudest job in the world’, there are many acoustic consultant verified professions that stretch the limits of the sound level meter.
For many people, it may feel like the quietest place on Earth is right in front of them after telling a bad joke. In reality, the quietest spot on our planet has people cracking up for a totally different reason.
Every employer knows that there are a million and one things that need thinking about when it comes to employee Health & Safety.
As both an employer and employee, noise at work can appear to be nothing more than a nuisance, where health & safety goes over the top and forces employers to provide earplugs and ear defenders to workers who don't want to wear them.
In the modern world there is more noise pollution than ever before; this comes from myriad sources, from sirens and alarms to vehicles and venues.
Whatever the profession, it is important to have the right tool for the job. For an acoustic consultant this largely boils down to having a great quality sound level meter, which can be relied upon to make the most accurate noise measurements for the client.