(Re)learning to run without headphones

(Re)learning to run without headphones

Dr. Daniel Fink points us to a delightful essay on learning to run without headphones if your smartphone dies. You just might rediscover the joy of listening to the world.

April 29 is International Noise Awareness Day

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.

Nature’s sounds calm urban anxiety

Nature’s sounds calm urban anxiety

Dr. Daniel Fink writes about Paige Tower’s interesting essay on how New York City’s noise worsened her anxiety, and how a move to a place closer to nature’s sounds helped her regain her calm.

Sociopaths on snowmobiles

Sociopaths on snowmobiles

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.

An introduction to acoustic ecology

An introduction to acoustic ecology

Dr. Daniel Fink shares a recent Physics Today article that introduces us to acoustic ecology, a field that explores the awareness of sound in response to noise pollution.

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