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– Quiet Coalition Founder and Chair Dr. Daniel Fink

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Caution: your noise may be hazardous to your health

Caution: your noise may be hazardous to your health

Photo credit: Daniel Fink by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition While I was cleaning my house recently, I came across these three no-smoking buttons from the early 1970s. I was a militant no-smoking advocate, and I wore the button on the right on my doctor’s...

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Traffic impacts growth of baby birds

Traffic impacts growth of baby birds

Photo credit: 42 North by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition, and Honorary Chair, Quiet American Skies The fact that traffic noise is harmful to humans has been discussed at length in this blog, but this post will...

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Hopkins students design noise-canceling dental device

Hopkins students design noise-canceling dental device

Photo credit: Anna Shvets by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition The Hub, the online news site of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, reported that engineering students developed a prototype of a noise-canceling device for patients having dental work done....

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The dangers of earbud and headphone use

The dangers of earbud and headphone use

Photo credit: Ono Kosuki by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition Earlier this month, the Mayo Clinic Health System addressed the dangers of earbud and headphone use by young people. My only quibble with the article is that it states that “any sound at or above...

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Action speaks louder than words

Action speaks louder than words

Photo credit: Alex Pham by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition, and Honorary Chair, Quiet American Skies “Action speaks louder than words” is a phrase that has been used for many years. However, it is not one that...

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“I am seeing a lot more interest and growing awareness about the adverse impacts of noise on health and I hope this will lead to policies that will be focused on noise abatement… Organizations such as Quiet Communities have made an impact on educating people to the dangers of noise and suggesting ways that we can reduce noise pollution.”

– Arline Bronzaft, PhD