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Noise takes its toll on the public purse

Noise is expensive – in terms of time as well as money. To mark Noise Action Week, we look at how raising awareness and promoting solutions to nuisance noise can limit the cost implications.

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Noise takes its toll on the public purse

UK Deaf Awareness Week, 14-20 May 2018

This week is Deaf Awareness Week. Here we talk about the importance of protecting your hearing.

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UK Deaf Awareness Week, 14-20 May 2018

Noise throws the heart out of rhythm, a new scientific survey has found

Atrial fibrillation is on the rise. Read more about how excessive noise can increase your chance of experiencing it.

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Noise throws the heart out of rhythm, a new scientific survey has found

Sounds like a problem

Regular, frequent exposure to loud noise can permanently damage hearing. In honour of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work (28th April) we look specifically at how to reduce the problem in the construction industry.

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Sounds like a problem

Sound advice

On Wednesday 25th April 2018, the world will commemorate the 23rd anniversary of International Noise Awareness Day (INAD). Here, we talk about why this day is important.

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Sound advice

The need for peace and quiet

We all know how vital peace and quiet is in our everyday lives but how many of us can say that we achieve it? With April being Stress Awareness Month, we talk about how noise can be a major stressor on our health.

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The need for peace and quiet

Putting noise in the limelight

A landmark court case this month saw a viola player who suffered a life-changing hearing injury win against the Royal Opera House, taking health and safety in the workplace to a new level.

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Putting noise in the limelight

Noisy airports are plane annoying

Development to our infrastructure is necessary and in the last few decades, a major part of this has involved airports. Here we look at the problem of balancing the development of our gateway to tourism with the issue of noise pollution.

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Noisy airports are plane annoying

Putting noise mitigation centre stage

Plans are afoot to build a hotel next to the West End’s Adelphi Theatre. But the scheme has sparked fresh concerns over the “detrimental” impact of potential noise complaints made against entertainment venues.

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Putting noise mitigation centre stage

The perils of potholes – and how to fix the problem quietly

More than 40,000 miles of UK roads could become unusable within five years because councils face a huge £556 million shortfall in funding to repair potholes.

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The perils of potholes – and how to fix the problem quietly