What would you do if workmen were making noise outside your house at 3:00 a.m.? These angry Edinburgh residents expressed their displeasure in the most Scottish way ever…
Research shows there is a genetic susceptibility to hearing loss from noise exposure. Whether you are more susceptible or not, there’s an easy way to avoid NIHL—avoid loud noise.
Starting January, help comes to the hard of hearing at your local drug store as “hearing assistive devices” will be available for sale for only 1/10th the price of conventional hearing aids.
Ah, the neverending quest for quiet dining. This time the location is Ashevill, NC, where writer Brook Randle focuses on the problem of restaurant noise.
A Harvard Medical School report says that unilateral hearing loss may affect brain processing of sound, and recommends treatment to prevent neural deficits.
London is looking for ways to quiet the Underground. Dr. Arline Bronzaft asks what too so long? Her 40+ years studying subway noise shows it not only disturbs those exposed to it, it’s also a sign of potential breakdown.
The New York Times reports on the increase in construction noise in the city. Drs. Fink and Bronzaft suggest the city should put citizens’ need for a good night’s sleep before real estate developers’ desire for profits.
Joel Pavelski, GQ, writes about his month-long sound fast—no podcasts, no music, no YouTube videos. And he found his brain lit up with possibilities when it wasn’t distracted.