Silent airports on the rise? Dr. Daniel Fink hopes so. Travel is stressful enough, he writes, and the few quieter airports he’s been in have made the wait more pleasant.
Listen to a sea organ make music via waves. A clever installation using wave energy to make mesmerizing sounds.
Dr. Daniel Fink recommends an article at NoisyWorld that reviews ear muffs used for hearing protection. It’s a noisy world out there, and you should know about the options to protect your hearing.
March 3rd is World Hearing Day, and this year the World Health Organization’s theme is early detection of hearing loss. Be sure to keep an eye out for the WHO’s new hearing testing app that is launching today!
Restaurants are louder than ever. There are design options and fixes, but Dr. Fink says things won’t really change until governments set noise standards for restaurants.
It’s long been known that hospital noise is bad for health. Dr. Arline Bronzaft wrote about the serious health effects of noise on patients and staff 20 years ago. But the studies continue, as does the noise.
Human noise threatens marine life, a recent study concludes. That’s not surprising, says Dr. Daniel Fink, because all creatures evolved in quiet and loud noise in nature is rare.
The sound of winter is starkly different in rural Maine than Manhattan. Jennifer Finney Boylan reflects on the difference and her appreciation of the sound of nothing at all.