Is background music a human rights violation? Quiet Scotland says yes, and they are working to convince bars, restaurants, and shops to shut it off!
Silent airports on the rise? Dr. Daniel Fink hopes so. Travel is stressful enough, he writes, and the few quieter airports he’s been in have made the wait more pleasant.
The sound of winter is starkly different in rural Maine than Manhattan. Jennifer Finney Boylan reflects on the difference and her appreciation of the sound of nothing at all.
What compelling need delivery drones serve? We come up empty. Meanwhile, the ugly truth about them is they are noisy, and a fleet of them will be horrific.
In her piece on white noise, Penelope Green, NY Times, writes about using a sound machine to mask nighttime noise for better sleep. It may help, but nothing is better than actual quiet for a good night’s rest.
Dr. Daniel Fink writes about a new tool for those bothered by airplane noise: Airnoise. Airnoise allows people living under flight paths to file noise complaints with just a simple touch of a button.