09 August 2016

Around the World in Sound

Travel around the world in sound. Sound helps us to make sense of the world around us, and certain sounds can trigger memories. A recent survey by Amplifon, the worldwide dedicated hearing specialist found that two thirds of Brits say sounds evoke memories of places they have visited. 

09 August 2016
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Comfort Sounds

 Comfort Sounds Survey 2016
04 May 2016

Comfort Sounds

What does the noise of rain on the window and the sound of the radio have in common? They were voted into the top three sounds the UK find most comforting in a recent survey conducted to discover what the nation most loves to hear.

So, what do you think made it to the number one spot? 53.6% of respondents agreed that the harmonious sound of birdsong was the most comforting thing they could possibly hear.

Our research also put to bed the age-old debate over which regional accents are the easiest on the ear - the dulcet tones of the Yorkshire accent won this race, with 25% of the votes.

Sadly, the residents of Essex didn’t fare so well in our poll; 34% agreed it is the most annoying regional accent in the UK!

It came as no surprise that 63% of Brits voted for Sir. David Attenborough as the celebrity with the most comforting voice, whilst 56% agreed that Janet Street Porter was the least favourite.

Take a look below for the full results of our survey – did your favourite sound make it on the list?

04 May 2016