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.
Sound notifications for mobile tech are seen as an opportunity for apps to brand themselves. A horrifying prospect for those of us who wouldn’t mind a little peace and quiet.
Dr. Daniel Fink writes about archaeoacoustics. It’s a fascinating area of study, joining anthropologists and acoustic engineers to try to recreate the soundscape of ancient sites.
Deer change nature’s soundscape, just like humans do. But deer do it unintentionally by eating the underbrush that provides acoustical privacy for song birds.