Category: Research

Understanding the brain better via organisational cognitive neuroscience and attention

  Smart Workspace Design Summit took place in Amsterdam October 4-5 (2018) and participants from all walks of the workplace trade joined in as to share and acquire related knowledge. A more holistic blogpost about this event was already posted and can be read here: Link Below are more details regarding one of the two […]

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Office Environments 128 Research 138

Acoustic design for differences and brain work

  Smart Workspace Design Summit took place in Amsterdam October 4-5 (2018) and participants from all walks of the workplace trade joined in as to share and acquire related knowledge. A more holistic blogpost about this event was already posted and can be read here: Link Below are more details regarding one of the two […]

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Office Environments 128 Research 138

Noise in the Intensive Care Unit

Noise pollution In recent years, several acoustic studies have noted that the sound environment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is noisy and demanding. The noises are unpredictable and unexpected as they have numerous sources. The extent of the problem is not yet fully understood, but the impact of noise pollution in patient rooms in […]

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Healthcare Environments 130 Research 138

Bad acoustics – higher pulse, more medication.

Healthcare and sound Some of us have tried to be sick in a hospital – most of us have tried to be relatives to a sick person in a hospital – and all of us have been affected by sound. Sometimes we are aware of it – sometimes we suffer without knowing it. This following […]

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Healthcare Environments 130 Research 138

Are restaurants and bars too loud in New York City? Landmark case study….

An evidence-based study to raise noise pollution awareness was presented last month at INTER-NOISE 2018 in Chicago by Gregory Scott, Founder of SoundPrint. This is, according to the Abstract: The first large-scale study conducted on sound levels, using the novel SoundPrint smartphone app, of more than 2250 venues in New York City shows that the average […]

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About Sound 181 Acoustics miscellaneous 272 Research 138

Artistic aspects of Architectural sound – Master Thesis by Tim Elfström

We asked Tim to give us a summary insight into his recent Thesis which he has completed as part of a collaborative Lund University study report with Ecophon. Tim is a qualified architect (Arkitekt MSA), has just recently completed his Master Thesis at Lund and is now a consultant helping other architects understand and include […]

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About Sound 181 Acoustics miscellaneous 272 Research 138

Euronoise 2018 – Room acoustics

Our editor Maria Quinn, Concept Developer for Healthcare in Sweden, attended Euronoise in Crete – and here are her main takeaway points from the session: Room Acoustics. Poster NOISE IN NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNITS: A SHORT REVIEW, by C.Carvalhais, M.V.Silva, J.Silva, A.Xavier,J.Santos Noise affects newborns and worker in NICU rooms. Most of the noise is […]

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Acoustics miscellaneous 272 Educational Environments 177 Events 142 Healthcare Environments 130 Research 138

Input data – how do we predict room acoustics?

Calculation tools Recently a new acoustic calculation tool has been published. It is based on Air Flow Resistance (AFR) and calculates several room acoustic descriptors. This article aims to explain why calculations based on the Sabine equation are not always the whole truth. Background – Sabine and ISO 3382-1/2 A long tradition of research shows […]

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Acoustic Standards 80 Acoustics miscellaneous 272 Research 138

End of unique project for hearing impaired kids – what’s next?

The four-year iCARE project, dedicated to improving children’s auditory rehabilitation, is coming to an end this year. We’ve invited the project manager, Professor Dr Astrid van Wieringen, to share her reflections on the project and what’s up next.   The EU promotes the active inclusion and full participation of disabled people in society. However, full, […]

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New report finds that children with reading difficulties need to screened for hearing problems

A recent report by Coventry University has been highlighted by the Nuffield Foundation and links reading difficulties with hearing impairments. The Nuffield article writes: “The researchers believe that if there was more awareness of youngsters’ hearing problems – as well as an understanding of what particular aspects of literacy they struggled with – then the […]

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Educational Environments 177 Research 138