Dr. Daniel Fink asks if the government can dictate that electric cars must make sound, why can’t it enforce existing laws against overly loud vehicles?
David Sykes writes about the exciting research on the biological effects of noise on birds by Dr. Jesse Barber.
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“Volume Control,” David Owen’s superb new book, is finally out. If you are concerned about noise and its affect on health, get a copy today.
An editorial in the Toronto Sun says that noise control laws are worthless unless they are enforced. Dr. Daniel Fink agrees and points to Santa Monica, CA, which uses crowd-sourced citizen reporting to tackle noise.
NPR interviews David Owen on his new book about how noise is destroying our hearing. Owen sounds the alarm that we must correct our hearing now, or suffer hearing loss later.
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.?