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– Quiet Coalition Founder and Chair Dr. Daniel Fink

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Times Square Margaritaville facing noise fines

Times Square Margaritaville facing noise fines

Photo credit: Jose Francisco Fernandez Saura by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition, and Honorary Chair, Quiet American Skies When people think of noise in New York City, they often mention Times Square as a crowded,...

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My quixotic quest for quiet continues

My quixotic quest for quiet continues

Photo credit: Bri Schneiter by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition I developed tinnitus and hyperacusis after a one-time exposure to loud noise at a New Year’s Eve party at the end of 2017 and became a noise activist in December of 2014, trying to make the...

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25-year study shows that pollution affects mental health

25-year study shows that pollution affects mental health

Photo credit: Pixabay by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition, and Honorary Chair, Quiet American Skies How would air and noise pollution impact individuals who are exposed prenatally and during early childhood? What...

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Our genes may reveal more about speech-in-noise difficulty

Our genes may reveal more about speech-in-noise difficulty

Photo credit: Osvaldo Coelho Jr. by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition The scientific journal Nature recently published a genome-wide association study (GWAS) based on the UK Biobank, showing a polygenic architecture of speech-in-noise deficits in individuals...

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‘The din at dinner’

‘The din at dinner’

Photo credit: Ibrahim Boran by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition In a recent issue of the Boulder Weekly, restaurant critic John Lehndorff asks, “Are restaurants too loud?” Of course, you know the answer as well as I do. Yes, they are. Lehndorff describes...

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Airplane noise is bad for your health

Airplane noise is bad for your health

Photo credit: Johannes Plenio by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition, and Honorary Chair, Quiet American Skies In my opinion, the title of this article, “Airplane Noise May Be Bad for Your Health” should have read...

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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