San Jose tacked two noise problems in one meeting—leaf blowers and train noise—showing that tackling noise is an important government function.
A recent report finds that 600,000 Finns, 10% of the population, are affected by traffic noise. The cold temps require well-insulated houses, so Finns can enjoy some quiet part of the year.
Finnish researchers report on a promising, though preliminary treatment for severe tinnitus: trans-cranial magnetic stimulation.
Another one bites the dust: Mark McGrath, Sugar Ray vocalists, joins other rockers suffering from hearing loss. Musicians must use earplugs to preserve hearing!
Universal design aims to design spaces and things for everyone to use. So why aren’t public spaces designed to let everyone hear and be heard?
Dr. Daniel Fink writes about archaeoacoustics. It’s a fascinating area of study, joining anthropologists and acoustic engineers to try to recreate the soundscape of ancient sites.
Woman’s Day magazine has published a thoughtful article on how to recapture peace in a noisy world. Unsurprisingly, the expert on noise and health is TQC’s Dr. Richard Neitzel.
Frank Bruni just wants a quiet restaurant, please. Don’t we all? When will restaurateurs realize that a quieter space is good for business?