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Rethinking sirens during the pandemic

Rethinking sirens during the pandemic

Dr. Arline Bronzaft writes about the omnipresent sirens blaring in New York City and wonders if post-pandemic legislation addressing siren volume may finally get enacted.

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Takeaways from a silent pandemic

Takeaways from a silent pandemic

David Sykes writes about the silent pandemic. As noisy industrial processes have come to a halt, the air is cleaner. When the pandemic ends, we don’t need to go back to “normal.”

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How classical music got louder

How classical music got louder

How did classical music get louder? It started with Beethoven. Now Dr. Daniel Fink says he has to wear ear plugs at the orchestra to listen without pain.

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The pandemic has quieted the world

The pandemic has quieted the world

The pandemic has quieted the world, says Dr. Arline Bronzaft, who writes about an article that says the reduction in background noise is allowing seismologists to detect distant earthquakes.

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The sound of a COVID-19 cough

The sound of a COVID-19 cough

The sound of a COVID-19 cough is unique. Dr. Daniel Fink writes about the use of artificial intelligence to analyze the sounds of COVID-19.

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