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.
A perfect storm of research, technology, finance, and public policy promise to shake up the dusty hearing health and noise control world. David Sykes writes about how startup technology companies are changing how we hear.
The CDC’s recommendations for preventing hearing loss–avoid noise or wear earplugs–can lead to isolation and depression. John Drinkwater highlights the problems with earplugs and suggests an alternative: make public spaces safer for everyone to participate without risk of injury.
Through a cooperative, collaborative approach, based on sound scientific evidence, The Quiet Coalition intends to make the world a quieter place, one decibel at a time.
Are we experiencing another silent spring? Dr. Daniel Fink says yes in this piece about noise, a public health hazard that is creating unprecedented hearing loss.
Do we hear too much noise every day? Dr. Daniel Fink believes the answer is yes, and an important but overlooked 2012 study supports his contention.