Will technology bring us a quieter world? Neil Donnenfeld says yes. As technology makes it easier to make spot sound readings, we can then gain control of noise.
You can close your eyes, but you can’t close your ears, says Dr. Thomas Münzel. Disturbed sleep, heart failure, and stroke are among the horribles we suffer when exposed to excessive noise.
Noise is killing us. It hurts our health from hearing loss to diabetes to death. So shouldn’t we start taking steps towards reducing noise in public spaces?
The World Health Organization has just issued its new noise guidelines for Europe. Dr. Daniel Fink hopes the U.S. will follow Europe’s example and start dealing with noise, too.
What should we do about intentional noise? Two recent op-eds talk about those who profess to love noise, noting they also enjoy ruining everybody else’s peace.
Is secondhand noise a matter of life or death? Given that it’s been long known that noise has major involuntary physiological stress impacts on humans, the answer should be yes.