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Musicians in an Orchestra May Be Exposed to Unhealthy Sound Levels

Researchers in Canada studying the impact of noise on musicians in an orchestra found that some members were exposed to sound levels as high as 94 decibels.

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What’s an Acoustic Biologist?

Acoustic biologists—scientists who study sounds made by living creatures—have figured out that language is one of the many tools that elephants use to build their social lives.

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Humans Can Hear Much Higher Pitched Sounds Underwater

Did you know that we hear much higher pitched sounds underwater? This is because sound bypasses the eardrum when underwater—through a process called bone conduction.

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Designs Found In Nature Can Inspire New Products and Solutions

Scientists are using biomimicry—the science of using designs found in nature to inspire new products—to reduce the sounds from Japan’s trains by studying the kingfisher bird.

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It’s Not Always Quiet on the Farm

While farms may look peaceful and quiet, they can actually be quite noisy. Protect your hearing from farm machinery and livestock noise.

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Students Ask “How Loud Is Too Loud?” in the Cafeteria

Noisy Planet school presentation leads students to measure the decibel levels in their school cafeteria and share the results at the school’s science fair.

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