Michigan scientists are studying the natural soundscape. Dr. Daniel Fink says the soundscape is also an indicator of environmental health, because natural quiet is good for all living things.
The Apple Watch noise app test shows accuracy within 1%. But you don’t have to spend $1000 to know if it’s too loud—if it sounds too loud, it is too loud!
Dr. Daniel Fink asks if the government can dictate that electric cars must make sound, why can’t it enforce existing laws against overly loud vehicles?
Being able to hear speech is an important reason to protect your hearing, but being able to listen to other natural sounds is another good reason.
A special issue of the journal Curator is devoted to sound and noise. And inspiring them to address this topic was The Quiet Coalition’s Dr. Arline Bronzaft.
Lakshmi Sandhana writes about how the acoustic qualities of our homes, offices, and public spaces impact our comfort level and maybe our moods.