In his letter to the editor, Max Frankel–the former NY Times editor who suggested the paper’s food critics write about restaurant noise–hits the nail on the head.
Is noise pollution harming your health? Dr. Daniel Fink says the answer is clearly yes. He points to Prof. Neitzel’s research showing everyday noise exposure is great enough to cause hearing loss.
Pete Wells, NY Times food critic, doesn’t think restaurant noise is a problem. But Dr. Fink doesn’t agree, and neither do most commenters to Well’s article on restaurant noise.
David Sykes writes about Prof. Richard Neitzel’s preliminary report on the CDC’s systematic review of the effects of noise on 11 different health conditions.
Dr. Daniel Fink writes about Jessica Furseth’s excellent essay on urban noise. He agrees with her statement that cities are getting louder and hopes urban noise will be taken seriously.
That noise in classrooms interferes with learning should be a well accepted fact. The Quiet Coalition’s Dr. Arline Bronzaft established that over 40 years ago.