SC Freiburg are banned from hosting Bundesliga games at their new soccer stadium due to noise ordinance violations. Dr. Daniel Fink wishes similar noise laws existed here in the U.S.
NY pols seek stiffer fines for modified mufflers, writes Dr. Arline Bronzaft, who says enacting a law isn’t enough—laws actually have to be enforced to make a difference.
Dr. Daniel Fink writes that preventing hearing loss is better than treating it. Encouraging people to protect their hearing is good, but he says a better option is for government to regulate noise exposure.
Dr. Daniel Fink writes about this holiday season’s list of loudest toys to avoid. One major issue is there is no evidenced-based noise exposure levels for children, so if a toy sounds too loud, then assume it is too loud.