One woman’s quest for silence

Photo credit: Oscar Ovalle by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition, and Honorary Chair, Quiet American Skies Linda Briskin lets her readers know that she disliked noise from the time she was a child. Apparently, the sounds of anger from her family led her to hide under her bed

Speed of sound is unique on Mars

Photo credit: NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 by Jan L. Mayes, MSc, Audiologist, Member, The Quiet Coalition Using equipment on the Perseverance rover, scientists have discovered the speed of sound is unique on Mars. Sound speed depends on the temperature and medium that it's travelling through, e.g. gas, liquid, or solid.

The ground is surprisingly noisy

Photo credit: Chris Waits licensed under CC BY 2.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition BBC Future, republishing an article from Knowable Magazine, reports on research about underground noise, not that made by subway trains or utility pipes, but natural underground noise made by insects, small mammals, and plant roots. The developing field of

Noise bothers narwhals in the Arctic

This image is in the public domain by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This report on EuroNews Green discusses research on narwhals done by scientists at the University of Copenhagen and the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources. The scientists studied these unique marine mammals, recognizable by their hypertrophied incisor that looks like a

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