Calling noise a nuisance is like calling smog an inconvenience. Noise must be considered a hazard to the health of people everywhere.

– U.S. Surgeon General William H. Stewart (1978)

There has never been a well-organized constituency for noise control similar to interest groups supporting other types of environmental protection.

– Sidney A. Shapiro PhD.

We formed the Quiet Coalition to give one voice to the growing public health problem of environmental noise. We are united in urging governments in America to consider recent and past scientific findings on the health effects of noise. Only changes in public policy can generate the change we need for a quieter and healthier world.

– The Founders

There is hope, I have seen it. But it does not come from the governments and corporations. It comes from the people.

– Greta Thunberg

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. 

– Margaret Mead

Blindness separates people from things; deafness separates people from people. 

– Helen Keller

YOU CAN’T AFFORD HEARING LOSS!

Hearing loss is no joke – it may be the next big public health crisis according to a recent New Yorker article. According to a recent study, less than 40% of hearing disabled people work full-time.

You can help us teach the world that hearing matters. Help our network of leaders educate communities.

A call for papers: Sound and the Healthy City

A call for papers: Sound and the Healthy City

Dr. Antonella Radicchi is lead editor for a special issue of Cities & Health that will address the topic of city sounds and health. Click here to learn how you can submit an original contributions for the issue.

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Urban Quiet Areas are Vital to Public Health

Urban Quiet Areas are Vital to Public Health

Dr. Antonella Radicchi outlines her novel mixed-methodology approach to identifying, assessing, and planning “everyday quiet areas” in cities. Read about her approach and the effort to protect existing quiet areas and plan for new ones.

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Women’s noise complaints often ignored

Women’s noise complaints often ignored

Noise doesn’t discriminate, but when women complain about noise, landlords and managing agents often ignore them. Dr. Arline Bronzaft shines a light on this form of discrimination.

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Noise is still bad for health

Noise is still bad for health

Dr. Daniel Fink writes that noise is still bad for health, citing pioneering noise researcher Dr. Arline Bronzaft who says a former U.S. surgeon general warned us in 1969 about the dangers of noise.

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