New technology may help the hard of hearing by providing automatic captioning of live conversations on smart phones. That’s great, but preserving natural hearing is better.
Is noise pollution damaging our health? The evidence says yes. Noise has been recognized as a public health hazard for over 50 years. So why isn’t the U.S. government regulating it?
Harley-Davidson launches a (quiet) electric hog, though at $30k it may be out of reach for most people. But the company is playing catch-up and will soon offer all-electric bikes too.
As restaurant noise rises, will diners take their money elsewhere? Dr. Daniel Fink says that is unlikely only because there are no quiet restaurants to go to.
Will kids face an epidemic of hearing loss? Sadly yes if the government
continues to ignore the potential auditory damage kids will suffer due to unregulated earbud use.
Is background music a human rights violation? Quiet Scotland says yes, and they are working to convince bars, restaurants, and shops to shut it off!
They really don’t make music like they used to. Music today is louder as measure of sound within a recording, even as audio pros worry about aural fatigue.
An exciting new product out of Sweden promises to deliver noise abatement with an attractive, chemical-free, and biodegradable product made from plants.