I didn’t remember things being this loud.
During the pandemic, I spent most of my time outside of New York City in the glorious quiet of upstate New York. But as in-person school resumes for my son, we are spending more time in the city — and boy is it loud! The traffic. The construction. The bustle.
When dining out — still outside due to Covid — I am constantly bombarded with noise. Beeping. Jackhammering. Honking. Revving motorcycles engines. And the worst of all for me — the high-pitched squeal of taxis and buses breaking for a red light.
Thank goodness organizations like SoundPrint are working to collect data about noise levels in hopes of helping each of us find quieter places to connect.
Join SoundPrint’s Find Your Quiet Place Challenge
We are excited to partner with SoundPrint, the hearing health app, to promote hearing health awareness. The contributions from the Challenge will enable SoundPrint to advocate for safe noise levels, help you find quieter places to connect, and protect the public’s hearing health.
It’s fun, easy, and prizes will be awarded.
This October, SoundPrint will lead its first ‘Find Your Quiet Place Challenge’ to promote hearing health awareness. Participants will use the SoundPrint app to measure sound levels all month at a variety of venues (restaurants, parks, shops, offices, cafes).
Using the SoundPrint app is simple. Once downloaded, your smartphone turns into a decibel meter allowing you to take sound measurements everywhere you go and submit them to the app’s database for the public to see.
SoundPrint will share the anonymized data with hearing health organizations and advocates, including the World Health Organization and the press, and put venue managers on notice that the public wants quieter places to ensure the hearing health of patrons and employees.
To get started, download the app. To be eligible for prizes, you must register with your email. The more sound measurements submitted on the SoundPrint app, the greater the advocacy for safe noise levels!
Questions? Please email SoundPrint at firstname.lastname@example.org
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3 thoughts on “Help SoundPrint Promote Safe Noise Levels”
The first time my audiologist put headphones on me and said “this is what you will hear like with your hearing aids” I said”OMG the world is so loud “I hadn’t heard traffic for awhile. My audiologist said ” let’s sign a contract that you will wear the hearing aids 4 hours the 1st week” and I said ” 4 hours in a row ?” Now it is blessing to be back into life but I do enjoy the quiet moments in the morn.Thanks for always advocating for us.
Thank you for sharing your experiences.