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.
David Sykes writes about Prof. Richard Neitzel’s preliminary report on the CDC’s systematic review of the effects of noise on 11 different health conditions.
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.
That noise in classrooms interferes with learning should be a well accepted fact. The Quiet Coalition’s Dr. Arline Bronzaft established that over 40 years ago.
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.
Dining out is about more than the food on your plate, says food writer Bob Yesbek. Dr. Daniel Fink agrees and suggests we ask local officials to pass quiet restaurant ordinances.
The NY Times writes about how loud fitness classes are compromising instructors’ vocal cords. Dr. Fink thinks they should worry about their hearing, too, as should their students.
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.