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
Photo credit: Nicola Barts from Pexels by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition Is noise rage contributing to worker resistance to returning to the office after working from home during the COVID lockdowns? This report from the National News, United Arab Emirates, suggests that noise could be a factor. A survey by the technology
by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition I’ve written in the past about noise in stadiums and arenas where college and professional sports are played because they are invariably too noisy. The world record for stadium noise, according to Guinness, was set at a professional football game in Kansas City in 2014 at 142.2
Photo credit: Kjetil Ree licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition When you read the headline, you probably reacted as I did. How could noise made in Iceland, in the far reaches of the North Atlantic, be heard in its nearest neighbors? No, silly, not Iceland the country, Iceland
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
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
The future of work is not in noisy offices, a NY Times survey says. David Sykes wonders if people working from home during lockdown will resist going back to their noisy offices.