Sounds of Silence, by Bob Andres

It’s Not Just Bells Anymore

It’s Not Just Bells Anymore

In many noise ordinances, it has been common practice to exempt certain types of noise from controls in the public interest. Such exemptions typically include emergency service work, emergency vehicles, farm equipment, special events with a permit … and...

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What is Noise?

What is Noise?

Webster’s New World Dictionary describes noise (noiz) as “a din of voices; clamor, or any ‘loud, disagreeable sound.’” Wikipedia notes that “in common use, the word noise means any unwanted sound.” In relation to sound, noise is not necessarily random:...

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