MS Noise™ enclosures in laboratory are a relatively new idea, and nobody immediately realizes the advantages of a quieter working environment.
Noise in the lab is distracting, tiring, irritating and stressful. But many people are unaware of the presence of environmental sound at damaging levels, or at the level on which sound becomes harmful.
Common sources of damaging noise levels include car stereos, children’s toys, transportation, lawn and maintenance equipment, power tools, and even hair dryers.
Noise damage is cumulative : all sources of damages must be considered to assess risk.
Noise does not only cause hearing impairment [at long-term exposures of over 85 (dBA) – similar to sitting next to a gas lawn mower running all day], but it also acts as a causal factor for stress, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, annoyance, bower movements, sleep disturbance. Additionally, it can be a causal factor in work accidents, both by masking hazards and warning signals, and by impeding concentration. Noise also acts synergistically with other hazards to increase the risk of harm to workers. In particular, noise and dangerous substances (e.g. some solvents) that have some tendencies towards ototoxicity (*) may give rise to rapid ear damage.
For example, our noise reduction enclosures range provides noise reduction performance from – 15 db(A) up to – 20 db(A) for ultrasonic bath enclosure.