The Future Will Be Quiet. Click through to read Alana Semuels’ piece on “how the cities and suburbs of the future could become quieter, more peaceful places.” Ms. Semuels’ cause for optimism rests, in large part, on advances in technology. While technological advances are welcome, and could, one hopes, be part of the solution, the media should focus more attention on hearing health and the dangers of noise so that Americans are moved to protect themselves instead of waiting for a technological panacea.
Thanks to Daniel Fink, M.D., a noise pollution activist in the Los Angeles area, for the link. Dr. Fink serves on the board of the American Tinnitus Association.