Why Having A Hearing Loss Is Not All Bad

Tamara Marshall | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tamara Marshall

everybody banner For me, peace and quiet is just one click away - all I need to do is turn off my hearing aids, or take them out, and everything is muted. It's quite surreal, especially when I'm walking down a busy street in central London, but it's so peaceful and calming.

The Sound Of Grief

Naomi Barrow | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

Mum was a bundle of energy. As I frequently say to people - I'm not sure I remember her ever really sitting down until she became ill. She was always moving, always on-the-go, always running from one place to another doing various activities.

Speak Up About Background Noise This Christmas

Paul Breckell | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
Paul Breckell

So it's that time of year again - 'tis the season of seemingly endless Christmas parties and get-togethers. Throughout December many of us will spend time with our family, friends and colleagues in pubs, restaurants and bars enjoying festive indulgences we wait all year for.

A Right for Silence

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anastasia Dedyukhina

Have you ever wondered why the most prestigious areas in the city are usually the quietest? Why executive business lounges in the airports have no bright screens/ads/loud music/shouting announcement (very different from normal waiting areas)?

Cat-Lovers: Keep Your Moggies Away From High-Pitched Sounds

PA / The Huffington Post | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Next time you jangle your keys within earshot of your cat, you might think twice, as scientists have found that high-pitched sounds could be hazardous...

Ever Feel Like You Need to Escape the Noise?

Maria Senise | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

I'm so appreciative of my mom's hard work, the generosity of our guests, family flying in, and my wonderful step kids, but I just need a break from the craziness. I've shut myself in my room to write this right now and am longingly staring at the trees swaying in the wind. I yearn to be calm as they are; I long to be at peace in nature. I need an escape from the noise.

Four US Students JAILED For Having Too Many Wild Parties

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Four university students were sent to jail for three days after throwing repeated wild parties at their student house in Boston, US. More than 1,00...

The Tube: Don't Cross The Line

Danielle Lowe | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

Public transport is a common method of travel by many people across the globe, yet somehow some people still haven't mastered the art of getting it right. We have people that seem to think that they are the only one in a rush to get to a certain place, that they are the only one on the tube or that nobody around them has any transport requirements.

Noise From Planes 'Linked To Increased Risk Of Stroke And Heart Disease'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Risks of hospital admissions and deaths from stroke, circulatory and heart disease are higher in areas with high levels of aircraft noise, a study has...

Can Super-Fast Hand Dryers Damage Your Hearing?

Tom Rokins | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Rokins

If you are reading this, then you probably suspect what the answer may be. Sadly, your suspicions would seem to be correct - it would seem that yes, the relatively new "super-fast" hand dryers can indeed negatively impact your hearing.

Music, Image and Nostalgia

John Parish | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
John Parish

What I love about good film music is the use of silence and space. The medium allows for that. When you're writing to accompany an image you can stretch a piece in ways that wouldn't work in stand alone music; maybe leaving gaps of twenty or thirty seconds between phrases, using background sounds, or bits of dialogue as connectors.

MEPs Sounded Out Over Anti-traffic Noise Plan

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Noise is one of the scourges of modern life and one of the main causes is traffic noise. Research by the European Environmental Agency shows that half of the people living in urban areas suffer from unbearable traffic noise.

Is This The Most Annoying Office Habit Ever?

PA | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Noisy eating by colleagues tops a list of office gripes by British workers, according to a survey. More than half (57%) identified the habit as the...

Does Noise Influence Our Creative Powers?

James Allen | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK
James Allen

Many of us find it difficult to find the "right" conditions for creativity. Finding enough time, space and energy can be a big ask as we lead busy lives in busy surroundings. Distractions and demands, colleagues and clients, traffic and even the weather - all have the power to influence our ability to create. The question is - do they influence what we create, and if so, how?