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The Basics Of A Sound Level Meter

The modern sound level meter is a powerful tool with many useful functions, but what are the most important things to know? This post aims to act as a simple to follow guide.

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Natural Hearing Protection: Hands?

Have you ever covered your ears with your hands to protect yourself from loud noise? That’s the closest to natural hearing protection that we’ve got, but just how much does it reduce the sound pressure level reaching your ear? And what’s┬áthe best method? This experiment aims to find out.

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Noise monitoring at Pulse Festival 2014

There are few things better than British Summer music festivals – and there’s something for everyone, whether you like mud and metal, green fields and folk music, or something a little more quiet and creative. But what if you live near one of these festivals, and the noise of music and crowds isn’t your idea of a relaxing summer weekend? Continue reading Noise monitoring at Pulse Festival 2014

Perceptually optimised sound zones

Last month we had the pleasure of an invitation to the University of Surrey, to attend a presentation and demonstration of some really interesting research on sound zones.

The team, headed by Dr Philip Jackson, was supported by Bang & Olufsen, and is a joint effort from the Centre for Vision, Speech, & Signal Processing, and the Institute of Sound Recording within the University.

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Tour Our Facilities

Here at Southampton Solent University we were lucky enough to have a brand new hemi-anechoic chamber opened on May 2013. Take a look around in the interactive street-view image below, or hit continue reading to see some higher quality images of our equipment.

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