The San Francisco Chronicle’s restaurant critic Soleil Ho writes about restaurant noise. She gets it mostly right, says Dr. Daniel Fink, except for one thing—restaurant noise is a disability rights issue.
Is Japan really the world’s noisiest country? David Sykes remembers being impressed with Japan’s quiet trains and stations and asks if Japan is considered loud, what about the U.S.?
Lindbergh Foundation interviews “The Ruth Bader Ginsburg of noise,” also know as The Quiet Coalition’s Dr. Arline Bronzaft.
Research shows that birds living near airports are exposed to extreme noise that makes them more aggressive. Not surprising, as studies show noise exacerbates aggression in humans.
Being able to hear speech is an important reason to protect your hearing, but being able to listen to other natural sounds is another good reason.
Noise inside rail cars is a problem, too. Noise levels on Vancouver’s SkyTrain have been as high as 106 decibels, so when traveling by train, remember your ear plugs!
A comic book about noise? Yes! The National Center for Environmental Health has issued a new comic book to teach kids about the dangers of noise.
As public health concern grows, the Pew Charitable Trusts looks at noise pollution. David Sykes finds Pew’s interest encouraging, because it will stimulate awareness.