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.
Why is a Toronto study on commuter noise is relevant to New York City? Because their subway systems have a shared history, and Dr. Arline Bronzaft explains why.
Borrowing from denialist campaigns from the past, the FAA seeks “more research” despite clear evidence airplane noise is a health hazard.
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.