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Hearing loss down on the farm?

by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This piece on Agriculture.com discusses noise-induced hearing loss. We city dwellers think of the countryside as being quiet, but that’s not correct for those who grow or raise the food we eat. As writer Lisa Foust Prater puts it, “[g]rain dryers, tractors, combines, livestock, chain saws and

The return of office noise?

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

Introverts struggle with the return to noise, crowds, and “normal life”

Photo credit: Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition Until I read Roxanne Roberts’ article about introverts dreading the return to "noise, crowds and small talk of normal life,” I had no reason to remember a paper I co-authored years ago . The paper

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