Drake Buys Neighbor’s Home After They Complained About Noise. I suppose it’s an option when you have more money than god. A shame all that money can’t buy him new stereocilia after he destroys his hearing.
Dr. Daniel Fink, a leading noise activist, responds to New York Times’s article, “Becoming Disabled,” by offering a simple, effective, and no-cost accommodation to assist those with hearing loss, tinnitus, and hyperacusis: turn down the volume of the amplified sound! As Dr. Fink points out, “[d]isability accommodations benefit everyone, not just those with disabilities.” Turning down the volume in places of public accommodation will make them more accessible to those with hearing disabilities, provide a quieter environment for everyone present, and could, in fact, protect those not afflicted from joining the ranks of people with hearing injury.
Dr. Fink encourages anyone with a hearing disability whose request for accommodation was ignored to file a complaint with the local agency charged with protecting the rights of the disabled. In New York City residents can file a complaint with the Commission on Human Rights.
Police report lodged against Pokemon GO players for noise pollution. The complaint was that “the activities of Pokemon GO players have disturbed the peacefulness of the area,” and the police responded. Imagine making that call to 311 and the response thereto.