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noise

noun ado, blare, blatancy, cacophony, clamor, clangor, clatter, cry, din, discord, fanfare, fracas, harsh sound, hubbub, hullabaloo, jangle, loudness, outcry, pandemonium, racket, ruckus, ruction, sonitus, sound, stir, strepitus, tumult, unnleasant sound, uproar, vociferance
Associated concepts: disturbing the peace, noise pollution, nuisance
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The ocean is naturally noisy, which would seem to present problems for marine mammals using sound, however, they are well-adapted to natural levels of ambient noise (NRC 2003).
The Ambient Noise Management System[TM], combined with specialized foam ear inserts, allows testing in any quiet examination room, without the need for a sound booth.
Also, although the Phraselator had the highest number of correct translations of the three units against ambient noise, correct translations fell off markedly as phrases were tested against increased levels of pink and white noise.
When the ambient noise is just as loud as the driver talking, speech recognition loses about 10% of the words; AVSR, 3%.
Software monitors the ambient noise, be it in store or at street level, and ensures the volume from the surface stays constantly at levels just a few decibels above it.
The various antiquated New York City codes do not adequately address the issue in that they do not provide a standard for the measurement of sound or vibration emanating from one apartment to another, but rather measure ambient noise only, meaning outside noise vs.
Notable technology includes an automatically-adjusting volume on paging announcements to compensate for ambient noise, and an 80-screen video wall to capture the attention of passers-by.
announcements to compensate for ambient noise, and eService terminals for self check-in.
The curved enclosure has transparent side walls which give an unrestricted view of the outside world while reducing ambient noise.
In a population study of 1,280 elementary school children (aged 8-11 years) from 26 schools in small towns in Austria, exposure to high levels of ambient noise was associated with reduced mental health in elementary school children who were born prematurely or had low birth weights.
They achieve this by enclosing the machine in a removable acoustic canopy which results in a reduction of noise levels to between 80dB(A) and 83dB(A) depending on ambient noise levels, and which can be quickly removed for cleaning and maintenance.
The product removes the noise from older local telephone loops and ambient noise from the remote telephone.

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