manatee vocalization

Living in a Noisy World

Some of our work deals with the study of sound, otherwise known as acoustics in scientific terms. Some sounds have great importance to people such as the voice of a loved one, a ringing telephone, or the plaintive meows of a hungry cat.  However, in life we also hear a lot of noise. Traffic, construction, a crowded room – all of these scenarios can create noise and interfere with us hearing sounds that we really want to pay attention to.