Joyce Cohen interviews Dr. Daniel Fink for her thoughtful article in the Washington Post on how restaurant noise discriminates against the hearing impaired.
A story in Modern Restaurant Management discusses potential design solutions to address restaurant noise. Dr. Daniel Fink suggests this free and easy fix—turn down the amplified sound!
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.