April 29 is International Noise Awareness Day

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.

Nature’s sounds calm urban anxiety

Nature’s sounds calm urban anxiety

Dr. Daniel Fink writes about Paige Tower’s interesting essay on how New York City’s noise worsened her anxiety, and how a move to a place closer to nature’s sounds helped her regain her calm.

Noise abates as the pandemic rages on

Noise abates as the pandemic rages on

One consequence of the pandemic is that the world is getting quieter, writes Dr. Daniel Fink. He points us to work showing low frequency noise created by humans has decreased as people stay home.

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