A new method claims to cancel noise without ear-blocking headphones. New technology is great, but there are things we can do now to make spaces quieter.
The Toronto Star says “Turn down the volume!” Dr. Daniel Fink writes about Toronto’s efforts to make the city a quieter place and the health impacts of second-hand noise.
Should we focus on clinical services or on preventing hearing loss? Why not both? Let’s help those who have hearing loss now, and teach those who do not how to preserve their hearing.
Silence, please! Is it really possible to mute the world? In a word, no. Well, certainly not yet, but scientists are working on new technology that may reduce noise.
What should we do about intentional noise? Two recent op-eds talk about those who profess to love noise, noting they also enjoy ruining everybody else’s peace.
Airplane noise is a real problem in San Francisco, but something may finally be done since Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) experienced the noise firsthand when recovering from surgery at home.