Author: Mikołaj Jarosz

Changing acoustics means changing everything

ICA 2019 in Aachen gave an opportunity to present results of interesting questionnaire survey done in large primary school in Poland which focused on a correlation between room acoustics and changes in the communication, behaviour and wellbeing of students and teachers. The survey took place in modern school building, completed in 2012 which according to […]

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Engaging Poland in discussions around their new Acoustic Standard

A year ago we wrote here on Acoustic Bulletin.com, about the newly published Polish Standard PN-B-02151-4:2015-06 setting the demands concerning room acoustics in public use buildings, mostly in office, educational and healthcare premises. Since it was the first Polish standard dealing with room acoustics,  we wanted to do as much as possible to make this […]

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New Polish Acoustic Standard

7 years after the first discussions and 5 years after the first working group meeting at the PKN (Polish Standarisation Committee) the Polish Standard PN-B-02151-4:2015-06 is now published. It is the first standard in Poland setting demands concerning room acoustics in public use buildings, mostly in office, educational and healthcare premises. The first part of […]

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Hearing screening across Europe

The prevention and treatment of communication disorders among children, including the use of e-health and innovative solutions is one of priorities in the field of public health during just started Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Official information can be found here. In accordance with that, “European consensus on hearing, sight and […]

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INTERVIEW WITH ANNA PREIS

An interview with prof. Anna Preis, Departament of Environmental Acoustics, Institute of Acoustics, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. You presented at Internoise 2010 a paper entitled “Speech intelligibility as an annoyance index”. What’s the reason of such idea? – Noise annoyance is very subjective matter and individual estimations can vary a lot depending on […]

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Research shows teachers would prioritise acoustics way above other criteria regarding comfort in the indoor environment

Last year CIOP (Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute) investigated noise problem in public primary schools in Warsaw. The main focus of this survey, initiated by Ministry of National Education, was the noise impact on school staff’s health and well-being. Important part of this research was a survey among teachers checking their […]

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TV commercials up to 20dB louder

„Commercials cannot be louder than foregoing programs and movies and its sound cannot be frightening” – it is main statement of new television and radio advertisement regulation in Poland. This regulation was introduced by last revision committed by KRRiTV (national TV & radio market regulator) and it was done under viewers’ pressure. Their claims were […]

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CEHAPE

Healthy children have the best chances for healthy, productive lives. As citizens of today’s world – not just as future contributors to society – children have the right to health protection and promotion (United Nations, 1989). Just 5 weeks have left to the opening of Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health in Parma, Italy. […]

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11 COMMANDMENTS TO PROTECT YOUR HEARING

Reported in Ecophon Acoustic Bulletin (November 3, 2008) screening of primary school pupils’ hearing wasn’t a research program only. One of the main tasks was to build awareness toward hearing protection and noise control. A short guide for children, parents and teachers has been prepared, with advises how to protect hearing and how to find […]

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PETER ZUMTHOR GETS PRITZKER PRIZE

Peter Zumthor, Swiss architect, sometimes called “the poet of the silence”, was awarded a Pritzker Prize – one of the highest recognitions for architects. Zumthor is known for his approach to architecture, which assumes multisensual perception. While some have called his architecture quiet, his buildings masterfully assert their presence, engaging many of our senses, not […]

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