Robert Twigger, poet, writer, and explorer, writes about how he rejuvenates himself when he is feeling crushed by noise.
Natural sounds soothe us in life and near death. Dr. Arline Bronzaft writes about “good” sounds and how they comfort those who are dying.
Will technology bring us a quieter world? Neil Donnenfeld says yes. As technology makes it easier to make spot sound readings, we can then gain control of noise.
Don’t use headphones while running. Loud sound can damage your hearing, and just as importantly, you will miss the opportunity to luxuriate in quiet.
You can close your eyes, but you can’t close your ears, says Dr. Thomas Münzel. Disturbed sleep, heart failure, and stroke are among the horribles we suffer when exposed to excessive noise.
Scottish docs to begin prescribing rambling, birdwatching to treat chronic illnesses. Dr. Daniel Fink says being outdoors is good for overall health, including auditory health.