How to make your town quieter? Urge your local government to “Buy Quiet” when machinery, tools, and equipment are replaced. And encourage local businesses, too!
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.
Loud restaurant noise drives away people with auditory disorders. One would think restaurateurs would react, but in good economic times they have no incentive. So it’s on us to demand noise regulation.
Do we need personal noise alerts? Dr. Daniel Fink says you already have one—your ears! If you can’t have a conversation without straining to speak or be heard, it’s too loud!
New hearing aid promises better results, but at a cost—well over the cost of the latest digital hearing aids which already command a much-too-high price of $8,000.
Open plan offices sure save companies money—reduced floor space = $$$. But what is the cost of the endless noise disruptions and what can you do about it? David M. Sykes weighs in.
WorkSafe BC, a Canadian provincial organization charged with protecting safety has issued a warning to restaurant servers and bartenders about noise. When will OSHA act?
Hospital noise still a problem? Here’s what’s being done about it: the ACA requires hospitals to survey patients about their stays, including the noise level, and ties reimbursements to the results.