A short course about noise

Photo credit: Gabriel Hohol from Pexels by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition Our noise colleague, and Quiet Coalition co-founder, Arline Bronzaft, PhD, Professor Emerita at the City University of New York, will be giving a 3-session online course about noise in New York City next month. The course will also cover the scientific

NY Gov. Hochul signs SLEEP Act into law

Photo credit: Markus Spiske from Pexels by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition, and Honorary Chair, Quiet American Skies Legislation signed by Governor Hochul on Friday to “increase penalties against motorists and repair shops that illegally modify mufflers and exhaust systems to make them excessively noisy” has been welcomed

Loud motorcycles do not save lives

Photo credit: Sven van Bellen from Pexels by Jan L. Mayes, MSc, Audiologist A recent article by Tristin Hopper in Canada's National Post argues that motorcyclists are wrong when they say, “Loud pipes save lives.” I agree that aftermarket exhaust system modifications to make motorcycles louder don’t improve safety. Loud pipes don’t alert other drivers

This is a quiet airport

Photo courtesy of Dr. Daniel Fink by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition I recently flew from Los Angeles to San Francisco. I was pleasantly surprised to see the electronic display screens scroll through a number of messages about free Wi-Fi, mask requirements, availability of free COVID vaccines, and then the announcement: “This is

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