Research Projects

 

Testing the Effectiveness of Dangerous Decibels

Partnering with University of Auckland

The Dangerous Decibels project is a public health campaign designed to reduce the incidence and prevalence of Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) and tinnitus (ringing in the ear) by changing knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours of school-aged children.

Developed in the USA, there has been research done to test the effectiveness of the programme in America but no research conducted in New Zealand.

We've partnered with the University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences to find out just how effective the Dangerous Decibels programme is in terms of changing attitudes and knowledge for children in New Zealand and their families.

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Sound Map of New Zealand

Partnering with University of Auckland

The Sound Map of New Zealand will be an app that allows users to record and map the sound levels in a particular area. This data can then be used by various different organisations to make planning decisions including civil construction companies and the local council in terms of determining the safety of both the people living in the area and their staff, before undertaking any work with loud machinery.

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