OPINION: Noisy neighbours? These are your rights

2019-10-15 15:35

SA law distinguishes between 'Disturbing Noise', which is objective and scientifically measurable, and a 'Noise Nuisance', explains Roy Bregman.

The 8 best features coming soon to your Apple Watch

2019-06-08 19:36

The Apple Watch is getting a host of new features in the big WatchOS 6 update, coming later this year.

Could a noisy toy damage my child’s hearing?

2018-01-05 10:00

Here’s what you should know about the effects of noisy toys on your child's hearing – especially with with the Christmas gifts lying around.

Noisy bedrooms can make men infertile

2017-07-11 09:56

A South Korean study found that men were more likely to be diagnosed with infertility if exposed to nighttime noise over 55 decibels.

Preemies bombarded with noise in first weeks of life

2017-02-10 09:51

Noisy hospitals may be too overwhelming for premature babies, but private rooms may not be the solution either, a new study suggests.

How background noise can ruin productivity - and the gadgets that can help

2016-08-09 13:45

Loud noise can have a real impact on our ability to do our jobs. One way to fight this problem? Turn on noise-canceling gadgets. Bloomberg's Seth Porges explains...

Aston Martin's DB11: Best exhaust noise yet?

Aston Martin's DB11 is powered by a 5.2 litre V12 with twin turbos. Listen to the V12 rev - is this one of the best exhaust notes yet?

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Loud noise may increase risk for workplace injuries

2014-04-03 12:01

Noise induced hearing loss is a public health issue and in the USA, up to 30 million workers are exposed to noise.

How to deal with noisy neighbours

2013-04-22 10:54

Annoying neighbours? Fret no more. Here’s how to block out their racket so you can sleep better at night!


French ducks in the dock for quacking

2019-09-02 21:22

Less than two months after the owner of a French rooster was hauled before a court over his rowdy crowing, the owner of a gaggle of geese and ducks is in the dock over their boisterous quacking.

Bose's new R3,300 Sleepbuds are designed to help you sleep — here's how they work

2018-06-23 14:03

Bose Sleepbuds are lightweight and low profile, and they block out exterior noise.

Shhhh! Patients are sleeping

2017-12-11 11:00

Hospitals are meant to be places of recovery. But how tranquil are they really?

Pop goes that balloon – and maybe also your hearing

2017-02-13 11:46

Loud noises, like popping balloons, can exceed safe levels and even damage the inner ear, a new study finds.

Vroom-vroom: Gov't to require hybrid, electric cars to make noise

2016-11-15 13:45

New hybrid and electric cars are required to make noise when traveling at low speeds so that pedestrians, especially those who are blind or have poor eyesight, will hear them coming, under a new rule released on Monday.

Did VW Korea manipulate emissions, noise tests?

2016-06-10 15:11

The Volkswagen Group allegedly provided false reports for emissions and noise-level tests in order to import cars such as the VW Golf 7 and Audi RS7 to South Korea.

Horn free! Lagos tackles noise pollution

2014-10-15 14:53

Officials in the chaotic megacity of Lagos, Nigeria imposed a one-day ban on the use of the car horn today in a bid to raise awareness about noise pollution and “improve quality of life”.

Formula 1 noise can damage eardrums

2013-12-05 11:31

The deafening roar of engines at Formula 1 racetracks can damage spectators' hearing and a good pair of ear muffs is essential for protection.

Evicted—your toddler’s too noisy!

2012-02-14 15:36

Noisy tots can drive neighbours crazy.

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