Noise inside rail cars is a problem, too. Noise levels on Vancouver’s SkyTrain have been as high as 106 decibels, so when traveling by train, remember your ear plugs!
IKEA introduces do-it-yourself noise mitigation for the home. It’s great that people have design options to abate noise, but wouldn’t it be more efficient to regulate noise instead?
Noise in hospitals? The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is listening, and David M. Sykes is excited that large foundations are finally considering metrics beyond decibels in examining how sound affects patients and staff.
Quieter motorcycles are on their way, finally, after years of hints and promises. Urban dwellers will love the quieter design, but will hog lovers buy them?
A special issue of the journal Curator is devoted to sound and noise. And inspiring them to address this topic was The Quiet Coalition’s Dr. Arline Bronzaft.
Lakshmi Sandhana writes about how the acoustic qualities of our homes, offices, and public spaces impact our comfort level and maybe our moods.