Keep loud protests away from hospitals

Photo credit: GoToVan licensed under CC BY 2.0 by Jan L. Mayes, MSc, Audiologist, Member, The Quiet Coalition People have targeted hospitals across Canada with noisy protests against government ordered pandemic public health measures, such as vaccine passports. Thousands gathered at hospitals to yell and chant, with news and social media showing protestors using airhorns, bullhorns

A short course about noise

Photo credit: Gabriel Hohol from Pexels by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition Our noise colleague, and Quiet Coalition co-founder, Arline Bronzaft, PhD, Professor Emerita at the City University of New York, will be giving a 3-session online course about noise in New York City next month. The course will also cover the scientific

Noise is bad for narwhals

Photo credit: Dr. Daniel Fink by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition The narwhal is a remarkable animal, a small whale with a single tusk, which is actually a hypertrophied tooth that can grow to ten feet long. Unlike the unicorn, the narwhal is real. As described in this article in Maclean’s magazine, a

Are we becoming acoustic refugees?

Photo credit: Gustavo Fring from Pexels by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition When I sent one of my noise colleagues a draft post about the Discover article on how human noise overwhelms natural sea soundscapes for comment and correction, mentioning quiet places in the ocean as acoustic refuges, he read my email on

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