Noise inside rail cars is a problem, too

Noise inside rail cars is a problem, too

Noise inside rail cars is a problem, too. Noise levels on Vancouver’s SkyTrain have been as high as 106 decibels, so when traveling by train, remember your ear plugs!

NYC council considers helicopter ban

NYC council considers helicopter ban

Kudos to three NYC council members who have proposed banning nonessential helicopter flights over the city. The flights are a security and health risk and it’s time to bring them to an end.

Toronto cracks down on noisy cars and motorcycles

Toronto cracks down on noisy cars and motorcycles

Toronto cracks down on noisy cars and motorcycles with the launch of a new awareness and enforcement campaign. Loud muffler? Booming music? Get out your wallet, because that’ll cost you.

London subway noise is excessive

London subway noise is excessive

The London Post reports that noise on 37 Tube routes exceeds 85 dB, but the transport authority insists loud noise is unlikely to cause long-term hearing damage. Dr. Fink says they’re wrong.

Acoustic vehicle alerts are a problem

Acoustic vehicle alerts are a problem

The Quiet Coalition’s Jeanine Botta presented a paper on horn-based alerts and their impact on sleep at the ASA’s 177th meeting in May. Click to learn more about how these alerts disrupt sleep and concentration.

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