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by David M. Sykes, Vice Chair, The Quiet Coalition
The Quiet Coalition’s primary activity is finding, commenting on, and circulating science news stories for use by mainstream media editors and writers. We are, as far as we can tell, the only global science new service focused on community noise and noise control. Generally, we perform this news service, publishing regularly every week, but some of us also appear in other publications.
One of the several publications to which we contribute, the American Tinnitus Association’s quarterly Tinnitus Today, just received a Digital Health Awards’ bronze medal for publication excellence. We are very proud to have contributed to the award winning spring issue, particularly since the other medalists include Johns Hopkins Medicine, Kaiser Permanente, and major health care institutions. It is wonderful to be in such good company. TQC’s contributors to this award-winning issue were two of our co-founders, Arline Bronzaft and David Sykes. ATA graciously is sharing the digital issue globally so everyone can benefit from the issue’s focus on mental helath support during the Covid pandemic.
TQC contributors in previous issues of Tinnitus Today have included TQC’s Chair, Daniel Fink, and co-founders Richard Neitzel, PhD, and Rick Reibstein, who is also chair of Quiet Communities’ program Quiet Conversations on Governance.
Through affiliations like this one with ATA, we are succeeding in steadily broadcasting little-known stories about the science of noise to the world.