Montreal residents complain about aircraft noise after lockdown quiet

Photo credit: simplethrill licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition The COVID-19 pandemic has generated more articles about quiet and sound and, thus, it was not surprising to read this lengthy article published in the Montreal Gazette on this topic. Like Americans who live

Purple marks Disability Rights

Image courtesy of #WeThe15 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition On August 19, more than 125 monuments around the world were bathed in purple light to recognize the worlds’ 1.2 billion people living with disabilities. This article from NPR states that at least 15% of the world’s population is living with a disability.

Remembering R. Murray Schafer

Photo credit: John Kannenberg licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition I was saddened to learn this week that R. Murray Schafer, the eminent Canadian composer, writer, and acoustic ecologist had died. Having conducted research on the adverse effects of noise on children’s learning

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