International Noise Awareness Day

Don’t know if we need a day, but awareness is awareness….

Third graders are the loudest? Who’d of thunk it?

Not a NEW article, but well worth the read.

“At some time during each grade’s lunch, the noise was above the danger level of 85 dB”

Aesthetically and acoustically brilliant buildings

Take a look at (and listen to) some of the coolest buildings in the world. Architectural function doesn’t have to ruin form.

And here are 12 more….

LARGE Acoustics for a SMALL recording studio.

For the weekend DJ or if you’re just trying to get the band back together for one more recording, it’s not THAT hard to get good acousitcs out of a small room.

iPod use among students damage ears

No Earth shattering news here, but it may give you ammo when counselling children.

Civil Disobedience has many uses – Noise Protests in UK

Well here’s one way to fight noisy construction trucks….

Nothing like a back yard creek to help you sleep – The Science of Sleep Noise

Ever wonder why you sleep so well at the shore? At your Uncle’s fishing cabin?

The science of scary screams – Noises to know

Just watched Hitchcock’s “Psycho” last night and it go me thinking about how scary screams are made…..

Outdoor Noise Barriers in a nutshell

Here’s a very simple article showing the benefits (and limitations of) well-placed noise barriers.

Would you go to a “Silent Restaurant”?

I can see where this would be a nice change of pace option but vibrancy is a part of the dinning experience and silence (see previous posts) is really creepy.