International Noise Awareness Day (INAD), April 24, 2019
International Noise Awareness Day (INAD) aims to raise awareness of the effects of noise on the health and welfare of individuals and populations worldwide. It was founded in 1996 by the Center of Hearing and Communication (CHC).
The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) would like to invite everyone to participate in INAD 2019 by learning about noise by going on soundwalks!
WHEN: All month long!
WHERE: Acoustics Today, the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics and more!
What is a Soundwalk?
Dr. Antonella Radicchi, creator of Hush City says...
“According to the ISO norms on soundscape, it’s a walk in an area with a focus on listening to the acoustic environment.”
Our past soundwalks!
The ASA Soundwalk guides:
The ASA Soundwalk guides:
North Carolina Regional Chapter
When: April 24, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Where: Raleigh, NC – Nash Square
Meeting Point – Nash Square, 200 S McDowell St, Raleigh, NC 27601
The NCASA Soundwalk guide:
Go on your own INAD soundwalk!
1. Download Hush City, available on iTunes store and Google Play store
2. Go on a walk in search of quiet spots
3. Stop at different locations and make measurements following the Hush City app instructions.
- Record the sound for the spot where you are
- Take a picture of the spot where you recorded the sound
- Answer the questionnaire about each spot
4. At the end of the walk, take a moment to review the Hush City Map.
A Pocket Guide to Soundwalking by Antonella Radicchi
What about noise levels indoors?
With these apps you can review the noise levels of restaurants, hotels, trains, planes and more!
Science of Sound Workshop
These fun acoustics demonstrations are led by ASA members will introduce the exciting world of acoustics! The workshop includes an interactive demonstrations and discussion about careers in acoustics. All ages welcome!
When: April 24th at 3:30 PM
Where: Bedford Library
496 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Read research in ASA Publications
Below are open access research articles about soundwalks, soundscapes, and phone apps used to collect sound level measurement!
More INAD activities and events
Members of The Quiet Coalition
Interactive INAD program
Where: Clarendon Library, New York City
When: April 20th, 12:30 – 2:00 PM
Noise, Quietness, and the Healthy City
A day-long workshop with talks, discussions, and a soundwalk
Where: NYU Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, New York City
When: April 24th from 9:45 AM to 5:00 PM
German Acoustical Society (DEGA)
Tag gegen Lärm – International Noise Awareness Day
Where: Global and national with more than 100 activities
When: April 24th at 2:15 PM in your local timezone
to combine activities against noise around the world: 15 Seconds of Silence at 2:15 PM in your local timezone
- Dr. Antonella Radicchi is a chartered architect and HEAD- Genuit Foundation Research Fellow and she launched Hush City app in 2017.
- ASA International Noise Awareness Day 2018
- Acoustics Activities lists fun and educational activities you can do at home with kids.
- Dangerous Decibels is a highly effective program designed to reduce the prevalence of noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ear).
- The Green Car Integrity Project posts academic literature about noise and health, safety, attention, and distraction.
- The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Noise and Hearing Loss Prevention Topic
- Noise Center Archives invites you to view articles originally published between 1998 and 2001 in Hearing Rehabilitation Quarterly.
- Noise Free America offers advice on citizen action and success stories in the fight against noise.
- The Noise Pollution Clearinghouse is a national non-profit organization with extensive online noise related resources.
- Noisy planet is a joint venture between the National Institute of Health and the National Institute of Deafness and other Communication Disorders focused on preventing noise induced hearing loss in 8-12 year olds.
- The Right to Quiet Society for Soundscape Awareness and Protection is a Canadian nonprofit with global membership that has been conducting advocacy and providing information and assistance to the public since 1982.
- Quiet Classrooms is an alliance of non-profit organizations working to create better learning environments in schools by reducing noise.
- The Quiet Coalition consists of science, health, and legal professionals concerned about the impacts of noise on health, environment, learning, productivity, and quality of life in America.
- The Sound and Noise Education Module includes interactive, multi-disciplinary, STEM lessons and activities to introduce students and teachers to the study of the New York City sound environment, New York City’s Noise Code, and the public health issues.