Restaurant noise is in the news again, and the verdict is that it makes the experience of eating out less pleasant for everyone, not just the hearing impaired.
As restaurant noise rises, will diners take their money elsewhere? Dr. Daniel Fink says that is unlikely only because there are no quiet restaurants to go to.
Restaurants are louder than ever. There are design options and fixes, but Dr. Fink says things won’t really change until governments set noise standards for restaurants.