Loud restaurant noise drives away people with auditory disorders. One would think restaurateurs would react, but in good economic times they have no incentive. So it’s on us to demand noise regulation.
Restaurant noise is in the news again, and the verdict is that it makes the experience of eating out less pleasant for everyone, not just the hearing impaired.
Frank Bruni just wants a quiet restaurant, please. Don’t we all? When will restaurateurs realize that a quieter space is good for business?
Obesity recognized as a disability rights issue, is hearing loss next? Restaurant owners are learning that accommodations must be made to make dining out enjoyable for all guests.
Restaurant noise could cost customers, writes Mary Bilyeu, The Toledo Blade. Dr. Daniel Fink isn’t sure that would make a difference and suggests regulatory intervention.
Noisy restaurants are a problem in Seattle. Not surprising, as it is nearly impossible to find a restaurant that isn’t impossibly loud anywhere in the U.S.