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The toxic effect of noise

Photo credit: Platon Matakaev by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition The Leaps website features an article on the toxic effects of noise and what we aren't doing about it by freelance writer Eve Glicksman in its weekly newsletter. Glicksman spoke with me and several other noise experts, including Erica Walker, ScD, MS, an

Get your noise out of my ears

Photo credit: Ketut Subiyanto by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition Get your noise out of my ears! That’s the title of a recent Freakonomics Radio podcast which was updated and re-released as pandemic lockdown noise levels have returned to pre-pandemic levels. I read economist Stephen Dubner’s book when it was published in 2005

The Quiet Coalition’s “Dear Abby” gives advice on noise problems

Photo credit: Ketut Subiyanto by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition No, The Quiet Coalition doesn’t really have an advice columnist named Dear Abby, but it does have pioneering noise researcher and activist Arline Bronzaft, PhD, Professor Emerita at the City University of New York and honoree of the American Psychological Association. In the

The effect of noise on the seafloor

Photo credit: Francesco Ungaro by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition, and Honorary Chair, Quiet American Skies In the article ‘Noise affects life on the seafloor,” we are reminded how invertebrates living in the sea depend on sound to interact with members of their own species. However. the critical

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