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Noisy hospitals are a real pain for patients

Being in hospital is never a joy so a speedy recovery is a desire for anyone admitted. However latest research states that hospitals are so loud that they are hindering patients’ recovery. Here we look at what this means for patients.

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Noisy hospitals are a real pain for patients

No noise is good noise for airlines

As people become more aware of the negative effects of noise, complaints rise. For those living near airports, noise is something that cannot be ignored. Here we look at how London City Airport is tackling the situation.

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No noise is good noise for airlines

Sonic doom: how noise pollution triples your health risk

Recent research has found that living near a busy road or an airport triples your risk of a heart attack or stroke because the noise triggers a harmful response in the body. Here we explain what these latest findings mean.

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Sonic doom: how noise pollution triples your health risk

Was that a question we heard?

Only a few years ago if you needed the answer to something you’d probably grab the yellow pages and call an expert. These days, everyone goes straight to google if they need a quick answer. That’s why, at Echo Barrier, we need to make sure that our website has all of the answers. Here, we look at the most frequently asked questions about noise.

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Was that a question we heard?

Europeans to be less disturbed by noise in 2018

The World Health Organisation has recently updated its EU guidelines on noise to help to further reduce the impact on our health from noise disturbance. Here we explain the changes.

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Europeans to be less disturbed by noise in 2018

Sounds like a problem

Inner-city living makes for healthier, happier people - so said a study carried out last year. Here we discuss the problems of inner-city living.

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Sounds like a problem

Heliport hell

New research suggests that noise caused by London’s only commercial heliport in Battersea may pose a health risk to residents. Here we discuss the effects of noise pollution from the heliport

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Heliport hell

Noise pollution… Dolphins aren’t a big fan!

A new project has been launched to cut the noise pollution caused by the installation of offshore turbines. Here we discuss the new project.

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Noise pollution… Dolphins aren’t a big fan!

Rock n’ roll is noise pollution, according to ladybirds

If AC/DC are to be believed “rock n’ roll ain’t noise pollution”. But a recent study has found scientific evidence to the contrary. Here we explain more.

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Rock n’ roll is noise pollution, according to ladybirds

Shut the front door – Magaluf clubs fined for too much noise

Magaluf clubs on the party strip have been fined up to £10,000 each for noise pollution. Here we look at the new 'co-existence' rules that have been brought in.

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Shut the front door – Magaluf clubs fined for too much noise