2018/01/05

Uncovering the fact of "Mouse Repeller" with the high-frequency noise detection app "Mosquitone Detector"!

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"Mouse Repeller" - a dubious electronic device that is generated an ultrasonic disliked by the mouse.

I found this device installed in my friend's house!
Even though he has no effect at all, he seems to have continued using it for a long time.
In addition to ultrasonic, both electromagnetic waves and ions are also generated, so it was advertised that would repel the mouse.
In fact, it is generally evaluated as a fake product with no scientific basis.

Therefore, I examined what type of ultrasonic which this device is emitting with our high-frequency noise detection app, "Mosquitone Detector".

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This device was output at a high-frequency noise of 22.1 kHz and very large volume of 94.1 dB.
Although the audible range of a general person is exceeded, it may be heard as a very unpleasant noise to a person with high hearing ability and an infant.
As expected, it may cause hearing impairment when listening closely to this high-frequency noise.

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I asked him to remove this device immediately and never use it again.

There are a lot of such scientifically unfounded goods in the world. We should be careful not to use these fake products that appeal pseudoscience because we may pay wasteful money and create secondary damage.

posted by toons at 01:43 | Environmental noise

2017/02/20

About environmental noise level and unit.

The sound transmitted through the air is a minute pressure fluctuation centered on the atmospheric pressure. The effective value of the variation component is called sound pressure, and the unit is Pascal (Pa).

The range of sound intensity that human beings can feel is very large, and it has a large fluctuation width of 100,000 times from 20 uPa to 20 Pa. Therefore, in order to quantify the physical size of the sound, the ratio to the minimum reference sound pressure (static pressure) is taken and its common logarithm is displayed as the sound pressure level (dB: decibel).

In the noise measurement field, the level (A characteristic sound pressure level) corrected by the frequency weight characteristic determined based on human auditory characteristics is mainly used as the noise level. Because this A characteristic matches audibility sensitivity, low frequency below 200 Hz is hardly reflected in sound pressure level.

Examples of environmental noise and the level of noise level are shown below.

130dB : Engine sound of Airplane
110dB : Horn of Car
100dB : Noise of passing train
90dB : In loud factory
80dB : In the train, Vacuum cleaner
70dB : Noisy office, Noisy street
60dB : Quiet Car, Normal conversation
50dB : Quiet office
40dB : In the library, Quiet residential area
30dB : Outskirts of midnight, Whisper
20dB : Sounds of rubbing leaves

The above can be measured as A characteristic noise level (dBA) by our application "Sound Level Analyzer PRO". However, please note that the explosion sound like aircraft jet engine sound is beyond the limit of built-in microphone measurement.

posted by toons at 18:11 | Environmental noise

2017/01/31

Example of FFT measurement for low frequency noise using "Low Frequency Detector" app.

Example of FFT measurement for low frequency noise using "Low Frequency Detector" app. It jumps to the app support page by clicking the below image.

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posted by toons at 19:53 | Environmental noise

Example 1 of "Low Frequency Detector" measurement.

Example of 1/3 octave-band measurement for low frequency noise using "Low Frequency Detector" app. It jumps to the app support page by clicking the below image.

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posted by toons at 19:44 | Environmental noise