David Sykes shares an article that urges companies to hire “Chief Sound Officers,” and agrees with the article’s premise that sound matters to business in many ways deserving consideration.
Dr. Daniel Fink writes that preventing hearing loss is better than treating it. Encouraging people to protect their hearing is good, but he says a better option is for government to regulate noise exposure.
David Sykes asks if the future of work will be quieter. He writes that as designers and businesses think how to make workspaces healthier post-pandemic, they should also think about quiet and privacy.
Dr. Daniel Fink writes about this holiday season’s list of loudest toys to avoid. One major issue is there is no evidenced-based noise exposure levels for children, so if a toy sounds too loud, then assume it is too loud.
Wishing you a healthy and peaceful Thanksgiving!
Dr. Daniel Fink writes about a report studying brain changes over time that shows poorer hearing is associated with changes in the parts of the brain that process auditory input.
David Sykes writes about the latest episode of the Freakonomics podcast, which focuses on noise and features TQC’s Dr. Arline Bronzaft. He says it’s a must listen!
How to deal with noisy neighbors during COVID? Avoid confrontation, says Dr. Arline Bronzaft, and remember that patience and understanding is key.