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New Research Findings Highlight Need for Further Understanding of the Impact on Health from our Noisy Urban Environment

Researchers in Sweden have provided new insight into the problems caused by living with noise pollution. These findings present links between traffic noise and an increased risk of obesity. The weight gain has been observed to increase incrementally with multiple […]

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Brighton & Hove and NAS are Sounding Brighton – “Exploring practical approaches towards better soundscapes”

On 18-19 June Brighton & Hove City Council, the EU COST Action TD0804 on “Soundscapes of European Cities and Landscapes” and the Noise Abatement Society hosted the second international soundscapes conference, ‘Sounding Brighton,’ exploring practical approaches towards better soundscapes, with […]

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NAS celebrates International Noise Awareness Day with Quiet Mark

Last month the Noise Abatement Society launched its distinctive purple Quiet Mark mark of approval to help reduce excessive noise of machinery in our every day lives, whether it be domestic appliances or commercial equipment, we raise awareness about the detrimental health effects […]

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Annoying Announcements – the Scourge of Public Transport

The level of noise on public transport is causing commuters increasing aggravation, anxiety and exasperation. Stations, by their very nature, are huge bellows of engine emissions, announcements and people – not a place anyone expects to enjoy a quiet read. […]

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HEARING FOR LIFE | Love Your Ears

Question: How many parents and grandparents have bought their teenagers new, higher-capacity phones and mp3 players? And how many of them use these devices regularly? Whilst we remind our teenagers of the very real dangers of crossing the road with […]

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