David Sykes writes about the silent pandemic. As noisy industrial processes have come to a halt, the air is cleaner. When the pandemic ends, we don’t need to go back to “normal.”
Animals are thriving in the silence of the pandemic, writes Dr. Arline Bronzaft, who hopes humans will consider the effect of their noise on other species.
How did classical music get louder? It started with Beethoven. Now Dr. Daniel Fink says he has to wear ear plugs at the orchestra to listen without pain.
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.