by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition
This piece by Brooke Randle in the Mountain Express, Asheville, North Carolina, discusses the problem of restaurant noise.
There’s nothing really new in Randle’s story, but any report that spreads the word about the problem of ambient noise in restaurants is important.
Because if a restaurant sounds too loud, it is too loud. And if enough people understand this, and complain to their elected representatives about restaurant noise–as we did about being forced to breathe secondhand smoke in restaurants in the 1980s and 1990s–eventually restaurants will be required to be quieter, just as they are now required to be smoke-free.