Author Archives: thenoisecurmudgeon

White Noise

Quite a few people use white noise, in some form or another, to block out unwanted sounds/noise. Especially while they sleep.  Recent studies seem to suggest that white noise might in fact be BAD for your brain.  Read about it … Continue reading

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Music as Torture, again

Just today, there was a new article posted about the use of music as a torture technique in Guantanamo.  You can read it here. You can also check back on what the Noise Curmudgeon has written before about this issue.

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Clock chiming – have to stop?

Back in the “olden days” bells were rung for many reasons.  They were a central part of the soundscape.  Now, in Delph, Greater Manchester (England), the town’s 119 year old clock may end up being silenced. You can read about … Continue reading

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Hospitals and Noise (again)

Hospitals and Noise – an update If you have spent time in a hospital, you might have noticed how LOUD they are. (Remember in the olden days, there were signs outside hospitals, telling you to be quiet? Not anymore.  Inside … Continue reading

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Probably NOT the best way to deal with noise

Here you can read about how a neighbour dealt with unappreciated noise!

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A wee addition to the most recent post

Yes, leafblowers definitely annoy a lot of people.  This link came to me via France. Enjoy it! It hits the nail, quietly, on many heads. Merci!

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Leaf Blowers

Leaf blower ban The town of Beaconsfield, which is part of Montreal, has banned gas powered leaf blowers. (It would appear as though the process and the seeming lack of consultation has annoyed a good number of residents, which is … Continue reading

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