FAA ok’s Google to start drone deliveries. Think airplane noise is terrible? Wait until Google & Amazon make your neighborhood a hellscape with fleets of drones.
Woman’s Day magazine has published a thoughtful article on how to recapture peace in a noisy world. Unsurprisingly, the expert on noise and health is TQC’s Dr. Richard Neitzel.
A new New York City bill would require city ambulances, police cars, and firetrucks to adopt a European two-toned model. The new siren would still be loud, but far less disturbing.
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.