We often talk about excessive noise, whether it’s in reference to occupational or environmental noise, but it’s not very often that we talk about quiet places.
Noise comes in all shapes, sizes and sounds. It’s part of our everyday lives. However, in order to understand it properly, it’s important to know what the different types of noise are.
Small music venues may be fighting back against a tide of noise nuisance complaints that are forcing many to close across the UK.
Whilst we have to accept some road traffic noise, barking dogs and noisy neighbours in today’s urban sprawls, we don’t have to just grin and bear it. Especially when it starts to affect our home life and health. Here are 5 things you can try at home to start your decibel diet.
Yes, it’s me – The Noise Doctor. I’m back with another NoiseNews Round-Up. I’ll be bringing you some of the latest and quirkiest noise-related news stories from around the world. In this edition, I’m looking at measures by the Brussels government to tackle noise nuisance from airlines, how underwater noise affects our fish, a R&B fan who damaged his own hearing and much more. Let’s get started.
Adam Swersky, a Harrow Councillor, was recently quoted in the New Statesman saying “Our cities are being poisoned by a toxin that surrounds us day and night. It eats away at our brains, hurts our hearts, clutches at our sleep, and gnaws at the quality of our daily lives.”. So, should noise really be considered a toxin?
With Big Ben’s Bongs due to silenced until 2021 while essential maintenance work is completed, The Noise Doctor investigates whether this is truly bong-ers.
Yes, it’s me – The Noise Doctor. I’m back with another NoiseNews Round-Up. I’ll be bringing you some of the latest and quirkiest noise-related news stories from around the world. In this edition, I’m looking at whether noisy roads dampen the chances of getting pregnant, the noise problems of the super rich, howling hounds and Heathrow. Let’s get started.
When people think of global warming it usually conjured up images of rising sea levels, unpredictable weather patterns and low land flooding, but there is another issue that few will have considered and it is a sobering thought.
If someone asked me what does New York city sound like, the first things that spring to mind are sirens and honking car horns – after all, New York isn’t known as the city that doesn’t sleep for nothing. But, like many other metropolis around the world, it seems its citizens are waking up to the fact this may not be something to boast about when it comes to cityscape noise pollution.