IKEA introduces do-it-yourself noise mitigation for the home. It’s great that people have design options to abate noise, but wouldn’t it be more efficient to regulate noise instead?
Why the FAA Reauthorization Act has not fixed airport noise comes down to a number of factors. But first, it’s because Congress gave the FAA permission to ignore the neighborhoods below flightpaths.
The Pittsburgh International Airport has created a noise refuge for autistic kids and adults. Presley’s Place is a space where they can go to calm down and get ready to fly.
Noise in hospitals? The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is listening, and David M. Sykes is excited that large foundations are finally considering metrics beyond decibels in examining how sound affects patients and staff.
Quieter motorcycles are on their way, finally, after years of hints and promises. Urban dwellers will love the quieter design, but will hog lovers buy them?
Dr. Daniel Fink proposes a revised definition of noise for National Protect Your Hearing Month: noise is unwanted and/or harmful sound.
A special issue of the journal Curator is devoted to sound and noise. And inspiring them to address this topic was The Quiet Coalition’s Dr. Arline Bronzaft.
A Taiwanese study reports an association between hearing loss and dementia, mirroring similar studies in the U.S. Avoiding loud noise may preserve a lot more than your hearing.