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

Hush City Soundwalks

WHAT: Guided soundwalks to map and evaluate quiet areas using the Hush City app

WHEN: April 8 and 24 at 1:00 PM

WHERE: NYU Native Woodland Garden

Science of Sound Workshop

WHAT: Fun, hands-on acoustics demonstrations

WHEN: April 24th, 2019, 3:30 – 4:30 pm

WHERE: Bedford Library
496 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Read the Research

WHAT: Generate, disseminate, and promote the knowledge and practical applications of acoustics.

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.”

Join one of our soundwalks!

When: April 8, 1:00-2:00 PM
Where: New York City, NY –
Washington Square Park

Meeting Point – Founders Memorial in the NYU Native Woodland
On the east face of the NYU Elmer Holmes Bobst Library New York, NY 10012

Map

RSVP for ASA April 8th soundwalk

The ASA Soundwalk guides:

Dr. Antonella Radicchi

HEAD-Genuit Foundation Fellow & Hush City app inventor

Prof. Tae Hong Park

New York University & Chief Architect of Citygram

Dr. Arline Bronzaft

GrowNYC

When: April 24, 1:00-2:30 PM
Where: New York City, NY –
Washington Square Park

Meeting Point – Founders Memorial in the NYU Native Woodland
On the east face of the NYU Elmer Holmes Bobst Library New York, NY 10012

Map

RSVP for ASA April 24th soundwalk

The ASA Soundwalk guides:

Dr. Antonella Radicchi

HEAD-Genuit Foundation Fellow & Hush City app inventor

Prof. Tae Hong Park

New York University & Chief Architect of Citygram

Dr. Arline Bronzaft

GrowNYC

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

Map

Restister for North Carolina ASA Chapter soundwalk

The NCASA Soundwalk guide:

Siddharth Ashwin Mahajan

Acoustical Analyst, MSME

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

RSVP: Kjones@acousticalsociety.org
516-576-2364

Download the flyer

Read research in ASA Publications

Below are open access research articles about soundwalks, soundscapes, and phone apps used to collect sound level measurement!

List of Soundwalk releated research

Want to to learn about other topics? Visit any of our ASA publications and discover the fascinating field of acoustics!

Acoustics Today – Online magazine

Acoustics Press Archives – Lay language papers from ASA meetings

ASA Publications Website

Follow us!

Acoustical Society of America

Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics (POMA) – Editor-reviewed, open-access, online journal

The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA) – Theoretical and experimental results

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

Download Event Flyer

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

Schedule & Registration

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

English Website 

Soundprint

NYC Mapathon

Where: Manhattan and Brooklyn
When: Thursday, May 2, 2019

www.soundprint.co/nyc-mapathon

More Resources

  • 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.