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  • It’s Not Always High Noise Levels That Are A Problem!!!

    I often carry out noise at work assessments where there are high noise levels from, say, an angle grinder but these can be accompanied by areas where noise levels are not high but are stressful. Remember in the old days at school … Read more
  • The Absence of a Noise Impact Assessment Can Be Problematic!!

    The Absence of a Noise Impact Assessment Can Be Problematic!! A Crawley development to convert offices to a block of 230 flats was recently rejected in part for the lack of a Noise Impact Assessment So whether you are planning … Read more
  • Do You Live Near a Tube Line? If the Answer is Yes Read On!

    Do You Live Near a Tube Line?  If the Answer is Yes Read On! London could soon have tube lines that run 24 hours per day and the noise ramifications for those living nearby could be very serious! Recently Tube … Read more
  • 2015 in Review

    2015 In Review – Noise Profile Raised! Firstly a Happy New Year to All! Dakat has witnessed much change in the Noise World in 2015 and it’s fair to say that the profile of npoise has been raised. I’d like to … Read more
  • Can You Afford To Ignore Noise At Work?

    Since 2001 there has been an increase in the number of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) claims and recently this increase has accelerated to a yet higher rate! Indeed it is reported that 80,000 new claims notifications for NIHL were estimated … Read more
  • Tinnitus Awareness Week 2 – 8 February 2015

    Make a note in your diary – it’s Tinnitus Awareness Week from the second to the eighth of February 2015. Tinnitus is the term for noises heard in the ear or in the head when there’s apparent sound source. The … Read more
  • National Noise Attitude Survey

    Published by DEFRA in December 2014 the National Noise Attitude Survey 2012 shows that 72% of respondents reported general satisfaction with their noise environment. Between 2000 and 2012 there was an increase of between 11% and 17% (depending on the … Read more
  • Industrial Deafness Gets a Higher Profile!

    The Association of British Insurers warned recently that claimant lawyers and claims management companies are now moving further into the Industrial Deafness sector. This move apparently follows the 2013 reduction of fixed legal costs for settling personal injury claim. Hard … Read more
  • What’s New in the Noise World?!!

    Well one item of interest to all at Dakat is our new website and if you’re reading this blog then you’re in the right place! We’ve made the website easier to use plus there’s more information on all of the … Read more

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