By Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition Sep 15, 2020. The subtitle of Kelsey Mulve...
Photo credit: Anas Aldyab from Pexels Having tinnitus and hyperacusis has made me more aware of what it’s like to have a disability. I am fortunate that my symptoms are mild and not life-limiting, but noise does bother me. When my wife asks for a quiet table at a restaurant, “because my husband has issues with noise” or
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
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
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