Photo credit: Christian Gloor licensed under CC BY 2.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This delightful article in Nautilus discusses underwater acoustics, anthropogenic noise in the ocean, and its effect on marine life. It’s too wide ranging for me to summarize in a few sentences, but I highly recommend that you read it
Photo credit: Arthur Krijgsman by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition, and Honorary Chair, Quiet American Skies Natalie Wexler's recent article, “Elementary Classrooms Are Too Noisy for Kids to Learn,” was not surprising to me because my study demonstrating elevated train noise impaired reading scores of children in classrooms
Photo credit: Pixabay by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This report from Science Daily describes research done in Denmark and published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America about underwater noise regulations and how noise affects seals and porpoises. Water transmits sound very well, and marine mammals have excellent hearing, which
Photo credit: Negative Space by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition I developed tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and hyperacusis (a sensitivity to noise levels that don’t bother others, with the noise causing pain) after a one-time exposure to loud noise in a restaurant in 2007. When I became a noise activist in 2014,
Photo credit: Gustavo Fring from Pexels by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition When I sent one of my noise colleagues a draft post about the Discover article on how human noise overwhelms natural sea soundscapes for comment and correction, mentioning quiet places in the ocean as acoustic refuges, he read my email on
Photo credit: fauxels from Pexels by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition Helen Hodgetts and Nick Perham in their article on returning to the workplace cite a poll taken in 2020 that found most workers want to continue working from home even after some of the restrictions imposed
Buildings are noisy because architects don't study sound, writes David Sykes. Few think about acoustic design, leaving us beautiful spaces that are uncomfortable and unwelcoming.