How to make your town quieter? Urge your local government to “Buy Quiet” when machinery, tools, and equipment are replaced. And encourage local businesses, too!
The London Post reports that noise on 37 Tube routes exceeds 85 dB, but the transport authority insists loud noise is unlikely to cause long-term hearing damage. Dr. Fink says they’re wrong.
WorkSafe BC, a Canadian provincial organization charged with protecting safety has issued a warning to restaurant servers and bartenders about noise. When will OSHA act?
The best headphones for children? None, says Dr. Daniel Fink. Why? Headphones marketed for kids claim that 85 dB is safe, but it’s not. Protect your kids’ hearing and just say no to headphones!
Researchers have discovered why we temporarily hear muffled sound after a loud noise. While the muffled hearing will usually go away, the damage caused to hearing is permanent.
Llyod Alter, the design editor at Treehugger, considers whether the Dyson hand dryer is “the world’s worst design object.” No, Xlerator has Dyson beat on noise.