Dr. Daniel Fink writes about a report studying brain changes over time that shows poorer hearing is associated with changes in the parts of the brain that process auditory input.
Dr. Arline Bronzaft writes about an Indian study that looked at the environment near stone quarries during lockdown and found a big drop in noise and an increase in water and air quality.
Buildings are noisy because architects don’t study sound, writes David Sykes. Few think about acoustic design, leaving us beautiful spaces that are uncomfortable and unwelcoming.
Dr. Arline Bronzaft writes about the importance of reducing urban noise, noting that research shows that urban dwellers are suffering from the harmful effects of noise.
Dr. Arline Bronzaft reviews an article that talks about the impact of climate change on animals, adding that human noise interferes with animals, too.
Dr. Arline Bronzaft writes that noise complaints in New York City continue, but the source of the complaint has changed.