David Sykes writes that researchers are finding that whales are enjoying the quiet brought on by the pandemic. Let’s hope humans are too.
Dr. Arline Bronzaft writes about the omnipresent sirens blaring in New York City and wonders if post-pandemic legislation addressing siren volume may finally get enacted.
Dr. Arline Bronzaft hopes the quiet people are experiencing now will make them aware that our world was much too loud, and quiet allows us to hear it.
David Sykes writes about the silent pandemic. As noisy industrial processes have come to a halt, the air is cleaner. When the pandemic ends, we don’t need to go back to “normal.”
Animals are thriving in the silence of the pandemic, writes Dr. Arline Bronzaft, who hopes humans will consider the effect of their noise on other species.
How did classical music get louder? It started with Beethoven. Now Dr. Daniel Fink says he has to wear ear plugs at the orchestra to listen without pain.