Noise doesn’t discriminate, but when women complain about noise, landlords and managing agents often ignore them. Dr. Arline Bronzaft shines a light on this form of discrimination.
Does loud noise in pubs affect customers? Yes it does, says Dr. Arline Bronzaft, who writes about Mumbli, an organization in the UK that is certifying venues based on sound quality.
JASA, the international journal of record in acoustical science, looks at the world-wide natural experiment in sudden quiet brought on by the pandemic.
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.
What to do when people shout into their cell phones near youWhat to do when people shout into their cell phones near you? The NY Times’ Philip Galanes suggests you politely ask them to lower their voice, but know that the response may not be polite.
Yet another Earth Day has passed, but this one marked by silence and solitude. David Sykes wonders if the silence wrought by the pandemic will open environmentalists’ ears to the dangers of noise.