Alarming amounts of noise demand ways to silence noisy hospital environments

Spending a night in the hospital is not only stressful, but also loud. The constant beeps, whirrs and alarms ascend to a cacophony that produces anything but a relaxing, restful environment. Ilene Busch-Vishniac, of BeoGrin Consulting in Baltimore, Maryland, will summarize the limited number of studies available on hospital noise and discuss the different approaches health care facilities are taking to bring restful repose to patients across the country.

Alarming amounts of noise demand ways to silence noisy hospital environments

Spending a night in the hospital is not only stressful, but also loud. The constant beeps, whirrs and alarms ascend to a cacophony that produces anything but a relaxing, restful environment. ...

Wed 6 Dec 17 from Medical Xpress

Want to listen better? Lend a right ear

Listening is a complicated task. It requires sensitive hearing and the ability to process information into cohesive meaning. Add everyday background noise and constant interruptions by other ...

Wed 6 Dec 17 from Medical Xpress

Disorders of the voice can affect a politician's success

The acoustics of a political speech delivery are known to be a powerful influencer of voter preferences, perhaps giving some credence to the saying, "It's not what you say, but how you say it." ...

Wed 6 Dec 17 from Phys.org

Champagne bubble acoustics and size distribution may provide details about wine quality

The classic sparkling wine that has rung in countless new years with a bang may have more to its bubbles. Champagne is notable for its iconic cork popping, but the bubble acoustics also play ...

Tue 5 Dec 17 from Phys.org

Hearing hybrid and electric vehicles while quieting noise pollution

Europe, as well as most of the world, faces a future with hybrid or pure electronic road vehicles that rely on alternative drive chains. But these low-emission vehicles are considered too quiet ...

Tue 5 Dec 17 from Phys.org

Politicians with hoarse voices win more votes

Researchers from the University Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris found that politicians whose voices were hoarse, flat or slow received a better response from the public.

Wed 6 Dec 17 from Daily Mail

Using your right ear helps you to be a better listener

Audiology researchers at Auburn University in Alabama found that both children and adults depend more on their right ear than their left for processing and retaining what they hear. ...

Wed 6 Dec 17 from Daily Mail

Never drink champagne out of plastic glasses

Researchers at University of Texas at Austin made the observation while studying the sound bubbles make when the burst on the surface of a sparkling wine.

Tue 5 Dec 17 from Daily Mail

Scientists devise method for judging champagne quality using sound

Researchers at the University of Texas set out to measure the sound of champagne bubbles, with hopes of quantifying the sound of expensive sparkling wine.

Tue 5 Dec 17 from UPI

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