Photo credit: elifskies by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This thoughtful essay on Vox , excerpted from a book by Justin Zorn and Leigh Merz, discusses the power of silence in a deafening world. Real noise, and informational noise, disturb us and make it difficult if not impossible to focus on what’s really
Photo credit: Frédéric SALEIN licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition I recently wrote about a nighttime noise measurement just under 30 A-weighted decibels (dBA)* in the Huab Reserve in Namibia, but I can now report an even quieter nighttime noise measurement: Only 28.3 dBA average sound pressure level, on
Photo credit: Steven Zucker, Smarthistory co-founder licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 by David M. Sykes, Vice Chair, The Quiet Coalition Hearing is so primal, so instinctive, you're often unconscious of sounds around you. Until they’re gone. A monument whose deep silence awakens people is the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC. A fitting date to visit is
An ambitious recording project in Cremona, Italy requires quiet in the streets surrounding an auditorium where the town’s famous violins will be recorded. And everyone in town joins in.
Scottish docs to begin prescribing rambling, birdwatching to treat chronic illnesses. Dr. Daniel Fink says being outdoors is good for overall health, including auditory health.