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Is restaurant noise a problem?

Is restaurant noise a problem?

Pete Wells, NY Times food critic, doesn’t think restaurant noise is a problem. But Dr. Fink doesn’t agree, and neither do most commenters to Well’s article on restaurant noise.

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Sound and the city

Sound and the city

Dr. Daniel Fink writes about Jessica Furseth’s excellent essay on urban noise. He agrees with her statement that cities are getting louder and hopes urban noise will be taken seriously.

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Sociopaths on snowmobiles

Sociopaths on snowmobiles

Sociopaths on snowmobiles are ruining things for everyone else in Ontario, the Bay Today reports. Noise loving miscreants are modifying snowmobiles to make them louder—on purpose.

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An introduction to acoustic ecology

An introduction to acoustic ecology

Dr. Daniel Fink shares a recent Physics Today article that introduces us to acoustic ecology, a field that explores the awareness of sound in response to noise pollution.

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