The Quiet Coalition’s “Dear Abby” gives advice on noise problems

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by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition

No, The Quiet Coalition doesn’t really have an advice columnist named Dear Abby, but it does have pioneering noise researcher and activist Arline Bronzaft, PhD, Professor Emerita at the City University of New York and honoree of the American Psychological Association.

In the first of an “Ask Arline” podcast series and in subsequent podcasts on the Soundproofist website, which like The Quiet Coalition “makes noise about noise,” Dr. Bronzaft answers questions about common noise situations.

In addition to her many published articles, Dr. Bronzaft has long contributed to solving noise problems in one of the world’s noisiest and densest cities, serving six mayors on the board of New York City’s GrowNYC, a city-sponsored environmental and sustainability resource.

From time to time, The Quiet Coalition or its parent organization, Quiet Communities, Inc., receives specific inquires about noise problems from individuals. Our focus is education about the dangers of noise and discussion of policy issues concerning noise regulation, not resolving individual problems, but we try to help those with specific problems by at least offering suggestions, and Dr. Bronzaft has been very helpful to us in this work as well.

We hope you will listen to Dr. Bronzaft’s podcasts to learn more about noise problems and how to deal with them.

That’s what I plan to do.

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