Communication access

Author and audiologist Jan L. Mayes writing and education on noise pollution impact on disability access and speech communication access.

Federal Air Pollution Plus Noise Pollution Public Policy

[Featured image by Adam Schwarz on Unsplash] With global awareness rising about climate change, it has never been more important to find out where government authorities stand on federal air pollution plus noise pollution public policy. The combined public health risk from air pollution plus noise pollution is worse than either alone. Fighting air pollution …

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Noise Discrimination Against People with Hearing Loss, Tinnitus and Hyperacusis

Originally published in The Right to Quiet Society Spring 2018 Noise Letter. Chains of restaurants and retail stores are now offering Quiet Hour. The media says Quiet Hour is for people with autism spectrum disorder. An hour a week with canned or piped-in music turned off. Popping up from country to country. My first thought …

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Transportation Noise Pollution is a 2018 Public Health Crisis

Transportation noise pollution is a public health crisis. Noise from airports and airplane flight corridors, traffic, railways, and public transit. Noise pollution hurts everyone, but children, pregnant women, the elderly, shift workers, people with chronic health problems, and noisier low income communities are most at risk. From chronic noise day after day, and night after …

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