Joel Pavelski, GQ, writes about his month-long sound fast—no podcasts, no music, no YouTube videos. And he found his brain lit up with possibilities when it wasn’t distracted.
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!
Fall is leaf blower season, sadly. Dr. Daniel Fink revisits an article in CityLab that sums up our dislike leaf blowers. Quiet alternatives exist. Hand us a rake, please!
Dr. Daniel Fink writes about Kathy Peck, a musician who suffered hearing loss while performing, who has dedicated her life to helping others preserve their hearing.
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?
David Sykes writes about the exciting research on the biological effects of noise on birds by Dr. Jesse Barber.
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“Volume Control,” David Owen’s superb new book, is finally out. If you are concerned about noise and its affect on health, get a copy today.