by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition
My father taught me that humans try to put a rational veneer on life but much of what actually happens is random. As I have gotten older, I have come to appreciate the aleatory element in life. And that’s how I learned about this wonderful site Discovery of Sound in the Sea.
I will have an article in the Fall 2019 issue of Acoustics Today, a publication of the Acoustical Society of America. In one of our email exchanges, the magazine’s editor, Dr. Arthur Popper, mentioned that he serves on the Advisory Board for Discovery of Sound in the Sea (DOSITS) and had recently attended a meeting at its Kingston, Rhode Island headquarters.
I hadn’t heard of DOSITS–my noise interest is the adverse effects of noise on human health and function–but it looks like a wonderful site.
So now you know about it, too, and care share in my serendipity.
Dr. Daniel Fink is a leading noise activist based in the Los Angeles area. He is the founding chair of The Quiet Coalition, an organization of science, health, and legal professionals concerned about the impacts of noise on health, environment, learning, productivity, and quality of life in America. Dr Fink also is the interim chair of Quiet Communities’ Health Advisory Council, and he served on the board of the American Tinnitus Association from 2015-2018.