Top 10 Noise Facts – August

Top 10 Noise Facts

Architectural Acoustics

The study of how sound and buildings interact, including the behavior of sound in concert halls and auditoriums.


The study of the use of sound by animals such as whales, dolphins and bats.

Biomedical Acoustics

The study of using sound in medicine. For example, the use of ultrasound for diagnostics and therapeutic purpose.


The study of how people react to sound, hearing, perception and localisation.

Decibel System

The Decibel system originated in 1923 as being more suitable for the modern telephone work, replacing “mile of standard”, and was named in honour of Alexander Graham Bell.
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Construction of Houses

The amount of houses being built in the UK is at its highest point since 2008.


Tinnitus is the detrimental health effect that can be caused by excess noise. It is characterised by constant ringing in the ears, which effects roughly 10% (52 million) people in the UK.

Vibration & Structural Acoustics

The study of how sound and mechanical structures interact. For example, the transmission of sound through walls and the radiation of the sound from vehicle panels.

Construction Time Restrictions

Many towns have time restrictions on which construction sites can operate, currently standing at 7am to 8pm on weekdays, and 9am to 8pm on weekends / bank holidays.


Is noise generation via either turbulent fluid motion or aerodynamic forces interacting with surfaces. Which can be associated with wind blowing over fixed objects.

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