A big ear says shut up!

If you work in a very noisy environment, it’s a sure bet that you often wish that you had some way to highlight just how irritating loud noise is.

If you work in a very noisy environment, like a publishing company, it’s a sure bet that you often wish that you had some way to highlight just how irritating loud noise is, without resorting to shouting ‘shut up’ at the top of your voice.

Elegant and simple with a red, green and amber display, SoundEar from Bruel and Kjaer is just what you are looking for.

Not only can it warn you about uncomfortably high noise levels, for example 60dB or more in an office environment, it can teach people, including children, to keep noise levels low, for example, in educational settings or in hospitals.

What is more, it can also warn you about harmful noise levels – those in excess of 85dB in a working environment or 105dB in a music rehearsal room.

SoundEar is currently available in six languages and is suitable for use in hospitals, schools, kindergartens, workshops, offices etc.

SoundEar’s designer Anders Heger has received the prestigious Danish Industrial Design Award for the idea.

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