JASA, the international journal of record in acoustical science, looks at the world-wide natural experiment in sudden quiet brought on by the pandemic.
Coronavirus has people howling at the moon, writes Dr. Daniel Fink. And he understands why. In times such as these, coming together through sound brings comfort and unity.
David Sykes tells us about a fascinating essay on the value of sudden quiet. MIT physicist Alan Lightman says it gives us a chance to think about who we are.
April 29 is International Noise Awareness Day, and Dr. Daniel Fink wonders if people worldwide will focus on listening now that lockdowns have resulted in dramatic reductions in noise.
Yet another Earth Day has passed, but this one marked by silence and solitude. David Sykes wonders if the silence wrought by the pandemic will open environmentalists’ ears to the dangers of noise.
NYC noise complaints drop as city stays at home, writes Dr. Arline Bronzaft. Instead of the usual complaints about honking, bars, and construction, neighbor noise is the focus.