Noisy restaurants are a problem in Seattle. Not surprising, as it is nearly impossible to find a restaurant that isn’t impossibly loud anywhere in the U.S.
What is a safe noise exposure level for the public? It’s not 85 dB, even though that occupational standard is wrongly cited as safe for the public by too many organizations that should know better.
New York City observes International Noise Awareness Day with a workshop and soundwalk at NYU, an interactive program in Flatbush, and a Science of Sound program in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Click here to learn more.
Gal Beckerman in “The Case for Covering Your Ears,” writes about the importance of being silent and of hearing silence in a noisy world.
Dr. Daniel Fink writes about a new tool for those bothered by airplane noise: Airnoise. Airnoise allows people living under flight paths to file noise complaints with just a simple touch of a button.
Hearing noise? Here’s how to find out where it’s coming from.But keep in mind that sometimes the cause of the noise isn’t external, it could be tinnitus.