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Lockdown was a boon for science

Lockdown was a boon for science By Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition Aug 20, 2020 Photo credit: Kwh1050 licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0  As I have written before on Silencity, the COVID-19 lockdown has given city dwellers around the world the opportunity to hear a

Noise in hospitals? The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is listening

Photo credit: Sara Star NS licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 For those of us who’ve been working for decades on the tough problem of noise in hospitals—specifically the effects of that noise on patients, physicians, families, and staff—news that the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supported the work of popular podcast 99% Invisible's inquiry into this problem begets mixed emotions. Finally, major

Restaurant noise? For the hearing impaired, that’s discrimination

Photo credit: Dmitry Zvolskiy  from  Pexels Citing noise as discrimination, Joyce Cohen, writing for the Washington Post, goes after the restaurant industry. I'm grateful that Ms. Cohen relied on The Quiet Coalition Chair, Dr. Daniel Fink, in this terrific piece, and that she did her homework to get the facts straight. I hope this kind of reporting will lead to

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