Photo credit: Amir Esrafili from Pexels by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition Snow muffles sound by absorbing the sound waves, but it is also noisy underfoot. Why? This fun report from WTTW in Chicago explains that snow contains tiny ice crystals that crunch when we compress them underfoot as we walk. I also
A small but not insignificant noise victory has been achieved: Google finally blocks noisy autoplay videos in Chrome.
The impact of environmental noise on kids’ performance in public schools is established, and TQC founding member Dr. Arline Bronzaft has been fighting for children's right to an uninterrupted education for decades. She reflects on the beginning of her fight and advises parents to continue it by demanding noise-free classrooms for their children.
The Massachusetts Medical Society has approved a resolution against gas-powered leaf blowers (GLBs) that recognizes noise pollution as a public health hazard and acknowledges the increased risk of adverse health consequences GLBs present to workers and general public.
Is your home too noisy? Kate Wagner, a grad studen studying acoustics, has written a useful guide to help you make your space more peaceful.
A victory for residents living near NYC's LaGuardia Airport: Delta Air Lines has replaced noiser aircraft with quieter replacements!