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.
Increasing urban noise is affecting Dublin, just as it is affecting other large cities. Dr. Daniel Fink writes that steps can be taken to make all cities quieter.
99% Invisible looks at city noise and its impact on our health via interviews with a design critic, academics, and a sound designer who wants a more thoughtful approach to sound.
Complementing David Owen’s article in The New Yorker on noise pollution is this video that discusses why noise pollution is more dangerous than we realize.
Urban noise is “the absolute scourge of our time,” said a commenter to a Guardian article on urban noise. Dr. Daniel Fink agrees, noting that urban noise is a major health hazard, too.
San Jose tacked two noise problems in one meeting—leaf blowers and train noise—showing that tackling noise is an important government function.