The pandemic has quieted the world, says Dr. Arline Bronzaft, who writes about an article that says the reduction in background noise is allowing seismologists to detect distant earthquakes.
The sound of a COVID-19 cough is unique. Dr. Daniel Fink writes about the use of artificial intelligence to analyze the sounds of COVID-19.
Not all loud sounds in the city are bad. Dr. Arline Bronzaft writes about the good sounds she looks forward to during the lockdown.
Popular Mechanics reviews quiet, electric mowers, but the reviews don’t include noise levels. David Sykes says the US should copy the EU and require noise levels for products.
Coronavirus is changing NYC’s soundscape. With silence, people can hear things they previously ignored. But cutting through the quiet is the sound of solidarity at 7PM each night.
Dr. Jamie Banks writes about the danger gas-powered leaf blowers present to workers and the public. A recent study finds long-term exposure to fine particulates may significantly raise the risk of death from COVID-19.