How brain balances hearing between the ears

Researchers have answered the long-standing question of how the brain balances hearing between the ears. The balance is essential for localising sound, hearing in noisy conditions and for protection from noise damage.

Mouth, tongue exercises can curb your noisy 'snores'

To all the nose noise makers of the night! A new study has found that you can control your snores with help of mouth and tongue exercises.

Hormone can get you good night's sleep amid noise

Using melatonin hormone can provide better quality sleep compared to using an eye mask and earplugs in a noisy and illuminated environment, researchers report.

Declare Panchsheel Park as "silence zone": NGT

The National Green Tribunal Wednesday directed authorities in South Delhi's Panchsheel Park to declare it as a "silence zone" and confine the speed of vehicles in the area to 30 km per hour.

Air, noise pollution attain dangerous level on Diwali: BSPCB
Air, noise pollution attain dangerous level on Diwali: BSPCB

Air and noise pollution levels touched alarming levels here on Diwali day despite all the advertisements and pleas by government, as well as, civil society organisations requesting people to say no to crackers and fireworks.

Govt plans anti-fire cracker campaign for diwali
Govt plans anti-fire cracker campaign for diwali

Ahead of Diwali festival, Delhi government has decided to launch anti-fire crackers campaign, aiming to control air and noise pollution.

Cell phones can be charged using sound

Soon you can use traffic noise, music, chants from a football ground and even your own voice to charge your cell phone!

Exposure to loud noise can damage hearing

An Indian-origin audiologist in the US has warned about the impending dangers to hearing because of loud noise.

Heathrow to crack down on noisy airlines

Heathrow airport has decided to impose fines of up to USD 1500 on airlines found guilty of breaking noise limits.

Plants react to sound, make noises: Oz research

New Australian research has claimed to have discovered that plants appear to react to sounds and may even make clicking
noises to communicate with each other.

Now, lightweight curtains that ‘quench’ noise!

In a striking acoustic innovation, Swiss researchers have developed lightweight, translucent curtain materials, which are excellent at absorbing sound.

Meet the world’s ‘loudest’ cat whose purr is as noisy as a Boeing 737!

A feline’s purr is usually a soothing, content sound – but not in the case of Smokey.

Noise could sound the death knell for ocean fish

Growing levels of noise pollution in the ocean could drive fish away from their habitat.

Why some people can block out noise during sleep

Some people can sleep through anything because their brains are capable of "fending off" noise.

Why some people can block out noise during sleep

Some people can sleep through anything because their brains are capable of "fending off" noise.

New Rly locomotive to save power, reduce noise

Indian Railways have rolled out an
electric locomotive that will not only supply power to
flagship trains like Rajdhanis and Shatabdis while pulling
them but also eliminate noise pollution and save energy.

Noise affects morning performance

Nighttime noise from passing aircraft, trains and automobiles is linked to disturbed sleep and impaired neurobehavioral performance in the morning, says a new study.

Noise affects morning performance

Nighttime noise from passing aircraft, trains and automobiles is linked to disturbed sleep and impaired neurobehavioral performance in the morning, says a new study.

Most Europeans face excess noise in their sleep: WHO

One European in five is exposed to excessive noise overnight that may damage their health, the World Health Organisation has said as it released new guidelines for night-time noise in Europe.

Most Europeans face excess noise in their sleep: WHO

One European in five is exposed to excessive noise overnight that may damage their health, the World Health Organisation has said as it released new guidelines for night-time noise in Europe.