Find Your Quiet Place Challenge 2023

It’s that time of year again—SoundPrint’s Find Your Quiet Place (FYQP) Challenge! Each October SoundPrint sponsors the FYQP Challenge to raise awareness about how loud restaurants and other gathering places have become and to encourage users to collect sound level data using the SoundPrint App. SoundPrint uses the sound measurements from the Challenge to advocate for safe noise levels, help communities find quieter places, and protect the public’s hearing health. Will you join in?

What is SoundPrint?

SoundPrint has been described as Yelp, but for noise. The app works through crowdsourcing. When you visit a venue, take a sound reading and upload it to the app where it combines with other readings to give each venue a quiet score. Then, when you need to find a quiet place, you benefit from the SoundChecks of others too.

Like many good ideas, SoundPrint grew from a personal need. The founder, Gregory Scott, who has hearing loss, was looking for quiet venues for dates. It was tough, because even when restaurants were listed as quiet, they often were not. He began measuring the sound levels of venues, keeping his own list of quiet locations and sharing them with friends.

So many people wanted his list, he created an app to share it with others. And it grew from there. Today SoundPrint has crowdsourced “Quiet Lists” for more than 16 cities worldwide. It’s not just for restaurants. The lists also include coffee shops and other quiet spaces around town.

Will You Join the Challenge?

During the month of October, 30+ prominent hearing health organizations will participate in the 2023 FYQP Challenge to collect sound level data using the SoundPrint App. We’re excited to once again partner with SoundPrint to promote hearing health awareness.

How can you participate? Beginning Sunday, October 1 and continuing till the 31st, use the SoundPrint app to measure sound levels at local venues (restaurants, parks, shops, offices, theaters, cafes). The goal is to measure and submit as many sound levels as possible. Prizes will be awarded to the most dedicated participants! One lucky winner will take home a signed copy of Hear & Beyond: Live Skillfully with Hearing Loss!

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.

Learn More

Visit the FYQP webpage to download the app, register for the Challenge, get the details on prizes and more! If you have questions, please email SoundPrint at info@soundprint.co.

Readers, will you join the challenge this year?

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3 thoughts on “Find Your Quiet Place Challenge 2023

  1. My quiet place is living in a forest, I love walking and hiking the forest trails. I moved out away from the city to lower my stress level and anxiety level due to the constant noise. 

    1. Shari Eberts – NYC – Shari Eberts is a passionate hearing health advocate and internationally recognized author and speaker on hearing loss issues. She is the founder of Living with Hearing Loss, a popular blog and online community for people with hearing loss, and an executive producer of "We Hear You," an award-winning documentary about the hearing loss experience. Her book, "Hear & Beyond: Live Skillfully with Hearing Loss," (co-authored with Gael Hannan) is the ultimate survival guide to living well with hearing loss. Shari has an adult-onset genetic hearing loss and hopes that by sharing her story, she will help others to live more peacefully with their own hearing issues.
      Shari Eberts says:

      I love the quiet outdoors as well! Thanks for sharing your experiences.

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