Dr. Daniel Fink ponders how much noise he makes and how he can reduce it after reading Paige Towers’ article on what we can do to reduce our noise footprint.
How to make your town quieter? Urge your local government to “Buy Quiet” when machinery, tools, and equipment are replaced. And encourage local businesses, too!
The London Post reports that noise on 37 Tube routes exceeds 85 dB, but the transport authority insists loud noise is unlikely to cause long-term hearing damage. Dr. Fink says they’re wrong.
Loud restaurant noise drives away people with auditory disorders. One would think restaurateurs would react, but in good economic times they have no incentive. So it’s on us to demand noise regulation.
Do we need personal noise alerts? Dr. Daniel Fink says you already have one—your ears! If you can’t have a conversation without straining to speak or be heard, it’s too loud!
New hearing aid promises better results, but at a cost—well over the cost of the latest digital hearing aids which already command a much-too-high price of $8,000.