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!
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.
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.
Complementing David Owen’s article in The New Yorker on noise pollution is this video that discusses why noise pollution is more dangerous than we realize.
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.
The New Yorker asks: Is noise the next big public health crisis? Writer David Owen addresses the question with the help of several Quiet Coalition founders.