Soundcheck has finished!
Thanks to the 8,000 people who took the time to complete Sound Check Australia - the equivalent of one person working 40 hour weeks for 2 years! That’s the power of citizen science.
The scientists are thrilled and can’t wait to begin looking for results. In the meantime, we thought we’d peek into the huge digital vault of data to produce some (non-scientific) early results.
Congratulations to Rosalie O’Connor, SA who won $1,000 worth of concert tickets.
The scientific research
The National Noise and Hearing Survey is part of an actual scientific project. The information you provide will enable scientists to have a better understanding of the risks our lifestyles are giving to our hearing. The research has been approved by an ethics committee and the data will be analysed by scientists who will eventually publish the results in peer-reviewed journals.About
Did you know?
The roar we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean but the noises all around us, albeit altered somewhat by the shell.
The early terrific (and non-scientific) results
Thanks to the 7,500 people who've completed Sound Check Australia. With one week to go we’ve peeked into the huge digital vault of data!More info
Do we have to learn how to hear?
Our ability to hear begins even before we are born, but exposure to music as a child can improve our listening skills..More info
Is there such a thing as a super hearer?
If you could hear everything then your life would be impossible. But it is true that some people are better hearers than others.More info
A few facts about hearing
Did you know that the sound of a pin dropping is 15 decibels and that the biggest ears in the world belong to the African elephant.More info