The best headphones for children?  None!

The best headphones for children? None!

The best headphones for children? None, says Dr. Daniel Fink. Why? Headphones marketed for kids claim that 85 dB is safe, but it’s not. Protect your kids’ hearing and just say no to headphones!

Acoustic vehicle alerts are a problem

Acoustic vehicle alerts are a problem

The Quiet Coalition’s Jeanine Botta presented a paper on horn-based alerts and their impact on sleep at the ASA’s 177th meeting in May. Click to learn more about how these alerts disrupt sleep and concentration.

The design of sound notifications

The design of sound notifications

Sound notifications for mobile tech are seen as an opportunity for apps to brand themselves. A horrifying prospect for those of us who wouldn’t mind a little peace and quiet.

Two thumbs up for noise-canceling headphones

Two thumbs up for noise-canceling headphones

Two thumbs up for noise-canceling headphones. Dr. Daniel Fink says they’re bulky, another thing to pack, and less than comfortable, but he won’t travel without them.

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