Noise doesn’t discriminate, but when women complain about noise, landlords and managing agents often ignore them. Dr. Arline Bronzaft shines a light on this form of discrimination.
Dr. Daniel Fink writes that noise is still bad for health, citing pioneering noise researcher Dr. Arline Bronzaft who says a former U.S. surgeon general warned us in 1969 about the dangers of noise.
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, but Dr. Daniel Fink says that every month should be. Click here to learn how to protect your hearing with info from the CDC.
David Sykes tells us about a fascinating essay on the value of sudden quiet. MIT physicist Alan Lightman says it gives us a chance to think about who we are.
April 29 is International Noise Awareness Day, and Dr. Daniel Fink wonders if people worldwide will focus on listening now that lockdowns have resulted in dramatic reductions in noise.
Yet another Earth Day has passed, but this one marked by silence and solitude. David Sykes wonders if the silence wrought by the pandemic will open environmentalists’ ears to the dangers of noise.