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.
Increasing urban noise is affecting Dublin, just as it is affecting other large cities. Dr. Daniel Fink writes that steps can be taken to make all cities quieter.
Dr. Arline Bronzaft writes about the Quiet Parks International initiative, a project founded by Gordon Hempton, author of “One Square Inch of Silence.” Click to learn how you can join.
The Guardian interviews an audiologist on how to protect one’s hearing. The advice is sensible and important. Take steps today to protect your hearing and preserve it for tomorrow.
99% Invisible looks at city noise and its impact on our health via interviews with a design critic, academics, and a sound designer who wants a more thoughtful approach to sound.
The best headphones for children? None, says Dr. Daniel Fink. Why? Headphones marketed for kids claim that 85 dB is safe, but it’s not. Protect your kids’ hearing and just say no to headphones!
The Quiet Coalition’s Jeanine Botta presented a paper on horn-based alerts and their impact on sleep at the ASA’s 177th meeting in May. Click to learn more about how these alerts disrupt sleep and concentration.
Taking a short break. Posting will begin again on July 21st. Enjoy the summer!