Apple watch to add noise monitoring

Apple watch to add noise monitoring

Apple debuted an app for the Apple watch that alerts wearers to excessive noise. Dr. Daniel Fink says the alert is unnecessary because we already have an alert system—our ears!

How to minimize your noise footprint

How to minimize your noise footprint

Dr. Daniel Fink ponders how much noise he makes and how he can reduce it after reading Paige Towers’ article on what we can do to reduce our noise footprint.

New hearing aid promises better results

New hearing aid promises better results

New hearing aid promises better results, but at a cost—well over the cost of the latest digital hearing aids which already command a much-too-high price of $8,000.

The cost of noise disruptions

The cost of noise disruptions

Open plan offices sure save companies money—reduced floor space = $$$. But what is the cost of the endless noise disruptions and what can you do about it? David M. Sykes weighs in.

Acoustic vehicle alerts are a problem

Acoustic vehicle alerts are a problem

The Quiet Coalition’s Jeanine Botta presented a paper on horn-based alerts and their impact on sleep at the ASA’s 177th meeting in May. Click to learn more about how these alerts disrupt sleep and concentration.

The design of sound notifications

The design of sound notifications

Sound notifications for mobile tech are seen as an opportunity for apps to brand themselves. A horrifying prospect for those of us who wouldn’t mind a little peace and quiet.

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