Photo credit: Matthias Zomer from Pexels by Tricia Glass When was the last time you were enveloped in quiet? Quiet moments have become a luxury, as have the silent backdrops that make it possible to detect wind rustling treetops or a whispered secret. In cities, suburbs and even in rural settings, man-made sounds – highway
by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition Organizations worldwide are recognizing International Noise Awareness Day today. This will be the 26th celebration of a day that was initiated by the Center for Hearing and Communication to raise the awareness of the dangers of noise to our hearing, health
Photo credit:Thomas licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition Some of you may be aware that decades ago, an Indian scientist reported that music helped certain plants grow but this area of research remains controversial. Other researchers think those who play music to their plants actually give them more care,
Photo credit: Alex Juel licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This report from Sandwich, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod, describes how the Heritage Museum & Gardens there is switching to battery powered lawn mowers and other landscape maintenance equipment. Museum director Les Lutz tells readers that automated battery-powered mowers, used
Photo credit: Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition So many people, have become more aware of the intrusive sounds around them. Since we have been staying home more during the pandemic, and with many working from home, we have become more cognizant of
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.
Dr. Arline Bronzaft writes about an Indian study that looked at the environment near stone quarries during lockdown and found a big drop in noise and an increase in water and air quality.
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.