Leaf blower hazards include deafening noise levels of 100 dB or more and may include carcinogenic exhaust. If the government won’t act, maybe litigation will compel change.
Aircraft noise is a problem inside the plane, too, says Dr. Daniel Fink. He wears noise-canceling headphones when he flies and recommends that you do, too.
FAA ok’s Google to start drone deliveries. Think airplane noise is terrible? Wait until Google & Amazon make your neighborhood a hellscape with fleets of drones.
Music festival noise stresses out research fish at Univ. of Miami lab. Dr. Daniel Fink asks if the noise is causing measurable stress to fish, what’s it doing to humans?
Here come Uber’s flying taxis. If and when they do come, there’s no doubt everyone within hearing distance will know. Time for noise advocates to step up and face this very real threat.
It seems obvious that noise would affect children’s learning, but it took a groundbreaking study by Dr. Arline Bronzaft to prove it. And now we have a standard for classroom acoustics.
Urban noise is “the absolute scourge of our time,” said a commenter to a Guardian article on urban noise. Dr. Daniel Fink agrees, noting that urban noise is a major health hazard, too.
Dr. Daniel Fink comments on NPR’s recent story on misophonia, commending it for shedding light on a little-known auditory disorder in a thoughtful manner.