A recent article from Kip Serfozo in Food Service Magazine has drawn attention to the problem that kitchens are traditionally one of the noisiest working environments. The story very quickly debunks the idea the kitchen must be a noise chamber and suggests it is the way we design our kitchens and the equipment we buy which is what causes the biggest noise impact problems. There are currently many innovative product designers who are trying to lead the way in the designing of
When you see ads on Facebook for a product, the automatic response is to be slightly annoyed. How dare Facebook try to read our mind with their incessant targeted advertising? Sometimes, it can be wrong about our needs, for example when people in their twenties receive ads about hair loss treatments. Most of the time though, it's scarily spot on about our deepest desires, no matter how shallow and commercial they might be. Lately, the advertisement I've been seeing the most o
If you've ever lived in the country and then moved closer to a city then you know how drastically different the soundscapes can be. In the city your little ears are competing with the busy lives of thousands of others who drive cars, own pets, do the dishes late at night and sometimes, painfully, even their recycling. But perhaps you don't always have to sacrifice silence in order to be near the big smoke. There are some places in cities that are significantly quieter than ot
You wouldn't dream of buying a property without a building inspection. The risk of damp, termites, poor electrical systems, structural damage, a leaking roof and much more makes a $600 inspection look very cheap and attractive. It also has the benefit of giving you a chance to negotiate a better price for any minor issues identified. In reality, there's another costly risk which causes just as much trouble for new homeowners. New data from NoiseNet reveals 25% of people say
Here are 10 steps that can help you minimise the risks of noise related health issues. 1. Know your noise. Download a noise measurement app on your phone and get an understanding of how loud your home and workplace are. This will help you decide if you need to take further actions. 2. Ensure that noise is in your selection criteria for anything you buy. There is a HUGE difference between the quietest and the loudest. This can apply to almost any appliance, tool, vehicle etc.
As our lives are moving faster and faster and we are increasingly "always on". Noise is taking a toll on our minds and bodies. The cacophony of sound makes our lives stressful which impacts on our bodies through higher levels of stress hormones, damage to our immune system and impairing our bodies ability to repair and rebuild. A small but growing minority of people have realised the impact that noise has to their productivity, health and wellbeing and are looking for ways to