The first autism-certified water park opens in Florida, which must be exciting for people with autism and their families. Hope this takes off and more options become available to people who can’t tolerate noise.
Noisy restaurants are a problem in Seattle. Not surprising, as it is nearly impossible to find a restaurant that isn’t impossibly loud anywhere in the U.S.
What is a safe noise exposure level for the public? It’s not 85 dB, even though that occupational standard is wrongly cited as safe for the public by too many organizations that should know better.
Quiet Victory: D.C. bans gas-powered leaf blowers. Quiet Clean DC, working with The Quiet Coalition and Quiet Communities, has delivered a win for every living thing that breathes and has ears.
New York City observes International Noise Awareness Day with a workshop and soundwalk at NYU, an interactive program in Flatbush, and a Science of Sound program in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Click here to learn more.
Gal Beckerman in “The Case for Covering Your Ears,” writes about the importance of being silent and of hearing silence in a noisy world.
Trump administration, oil companies threaten marine wildlife, but conservation activists and a bipartisan group in congress is fighting back.
A cheaper way to buy hearing aids exists, which is great news for people with hearing loss. But for those who still have good hearing, preserving it is the better option.