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.
Dr. Daniel Fink writes about the elegant way Mumbai is solving its horn problem—the police hook up decibel meters to lights and if drivers honk their horns, the light remains red!
Sociopaths on snowmobiles are ruining things for everyone else in Ontario, the Bay Today reports. Noise loving miscreants are modifying snowmobiles to make them louder—on purpose.
The NY Times writes about how loud fitness classes are compromising instructors’ vocal cords. Dr. Fink thinks they should worry about their hearing, too, as should their students.
Philadelphia deploys sonic weapons to harass loitering teenagers. Why do we allow government to do this to citizens? It is fundamentally wrong to direct noise at young people.
After a New Year’s fireworks display resulted in the death of hundreds of birds, Devon council in the UK is enforcing a noise limit on future displays.