Popular Mechanics reviews quiet, electric mowers, but the reviews don’t include noise levels. David Sykes says the US should copy the EU and require noise levels for products.
Coronavirus is changing NYC’s soundscape. With silence, people can hear things they previously ignored. But cutting through the quiet is the sound of solidarity at 7PM each night.
Dr. Jamie Banks writes about the danger gas-powered leaf blowers present to workers and the public. A recent study finds long-term exposure to fine particulates may significantly raise the risk of death from COVID-19.
Kids learn about noise and classroom learning from the experts. And The Quiet Coalition’s Dr. Arline Bronzaft hopes the lessons learned will encourage kids to reduce noise.
UK research shows trees help quiet your neighborhood. David Sykes says the interesting thing is that it’s not the leaves that block the sound, it’s the bark!
Dr. Arline Bronzaft writes about an unintended consequence of the pandemic. A recent Atlantic article shows that stay at home have resulted in cleaner air, less noise.
The AARP looks at hidden hearing loss, a disorder in which people can’t understand speech in noisy spaces but can pass a normal hearing exam.
A quieter world is possible, writes Dr. Arline Bronzaft. She asks if once the pandemic passes whether people will remember the comfort that quiet brings to their lives.