Tag: "noise" at medical news
Orchestra pit no danger to hearing
...auses hearing loss. While most studies have tested noise
level in concert halls, little has been known abou... part of a union and they were concerned about the noise
level in the pit when it came to renewing their contract," says the study's lead author, research as...
Major review of subway systems suggests potential for significant health and safety hazards
...ly, subways are noisy environments, given the many noise
producing processes that are common in rail transi...e underground subway. Dr. Gershon's paper reviews noise
level data her team recently collected which indicate that there is a potential for concern. They f...
Brain activity of men and women during hostile or impulsive acts differs less on nicotine
...hat allowed the winner to choose the loudness of a noise
blasted at the losing player, with the opponent th...volume in a short blast, while women sustained the noise
longer, which one of the researchers referred to as shouting for the men and nagging for the women. ...
Striking a chord with concertgoers to reduce hearing loss
...ttendees thought it was likely or very likely that noise
levels at music concerts could damage their hearing, 80 per cent said they never wore hearing protection at such events. "Over 40 percent of respondents said they would be willing to use hearing protection if it was provided for free at the concerts...
Hearing aid signal not clear? Then switch frequency to FM, finds UCI study
... devices by separating and blocking out background noise
and increasing tonal recognition, which is essenti... quiet environments but less well where background noise
is present. In turn, FM enhances speech, tone and speaker recognition when other noise
was present, ...
Baby talk: Infants have much to say if adults will only listen
... respond to sound in the same way the same sudden noise
may not produce a response of any kind. We want to understand issues like this, as well as how infants learn speech." How much influence parents have on infant speech perception is another area of study at the Infant Language Lab. "In one of our pro...
New technique scans electrical 'brainscape'
...he said. "But an ensemble of neurons resolves that noise
and makes neuronal output stable." The technique will be important for studying both the different states of the healthy brain and the pathology of neurological disorders, said Nicolelis. "For example, we can analyze bra...
Innovative take-off system could lead to safer, cleaner air travel
...with engines running, the system would also reduce noise
and fuel pollution affecting people living close to airports, and could save thousands of litres of aviation fuel. The research could lead to a computer-based system that helps runway controllers make quick but effective scheduling decisions, genera...
Designing an ultrasensitive 'optical nose' for chemicals
...bles scientists to observe and subtract background noise
from the signal. The approach allows analysis of gases that are present in minute concentrations and at very low pressures, which may enable identification of compounds such as explosives that are difficult to detect by other means....
Perfect pitch, portable bone-health monitor
...edesign jet engines to the point at which aircraft noise
would be unnoticeable in the urban areas around airports, and other new developments in the science of sound are being featured in a web pressroom at next week's Acoustical Society of America (ASA) meeting in San Diego. The ASA World Wide Press Room...
Dopamine key to learning likes and dislikes, says Colorado U. team
...d. "It's kind of like when your car makes a funny noise
and you discover how the fan belt works. In this case we looked at a disease that has showed us more about dopamine's role in the learning system of the brain." Dopamine also plays a critical role in many other neurological conditions including at...
Research on nerve cell circuitry reveals clue about schizophrenia
...ittle thing that hits their senses, such as slight noise
in the background." To test their hypothesis that ...er hand, if normal people first hear a not-so-loud noise
followed by a loud noise, they are not startled as much as by the loud noise
alone. In people with s...
Women exposed to frustrating noise stress snack more afterwards
...but not men -- who had been exposed to frustrating noise
stress ate more cheese, chocolate, potato chips an...who thought they were in a study of the effects of noise
on performance, were divided into three groups and asked to solve math and geometry problems shown t...
UK Engineers open flight path to quieter aircraft
A new international project to reduce aircraft noise
is building on pioneering research by UK engineers...ims to design an aircraft that will make much less noise
than conventional aeroplanes. To help meet its objectives, the project will use noise-modelling tech...
'Considerable reductions' in radiation exposure possible with 16-MDCT scanner on body applications
...6-MDCT, one can trade through-plane resolution for noise
(scan thin, view thicker). This is often not optimally possible using 4-MDCT because of the long breath-holds and low geometric efficiency at very thin slices. So the overall clinical imaging quality, especially when taking the coronal and sagittal o...
Merging hearing technologies sounds good to researcher
...as preprocessors, to cochlear implants, background noise
can be reduced, speech understanding enhanced and ...utomatically track the direction of the background noise
and maximally reduce the noise
interference even if the noise
is moving in the environment. Most coc...
Sounds of New York, evidence for a preferred ear, ultrasound for the eye
... will unveil a novel two-step process for removing noise
in recorded music (2pMU3). Masataka Goto of the N...uter model that can forecast the change in traffic noise
between existing and future conditions. Utilizing real-world noise
measurements of traffic, the mode...
Environmental inequities cluster to harm poor children
...e tend to treat poverty and socioeconomic class as noise
in data that needs to be controlled for. Yet, poverty is such a powerful influence that it should not be ignored -- it's a dynamic part of the system." Public policy also tends to consider just one "magic bullet" at a time, Evans says. Although the h...
Animal model, new grant, propel UB researchers forward in search for tinnitus treatment
..., the condition that defines tinnitus, although no noise
was present," said Lobarinas. "After the salicylate treatment ended, the rats gradually returned to their normal conditioned behavior in two-to-three days, indicating the disappearance of tinnitus." With the two-year grant from the American Tinnitus...
Mild noise damage can be detected by cells in the inner ear
...mage to the inner ear as a result of environmental noise
is a major cause of deafness in the developed worl...e the ears of animals exposed to loud (110 dB SPL) noise
for only 15 minutes increased to just the right amount to activate the mechanism described in the ne...
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