Noise Publications

Publications on the Mental and Physical Health Effects of Noise, Regulating and Mitigating Noise

Impact of Noise on Health: The Divide between Policy and Science by Arline Bronzaft
Why Noise Matters By John Stewart with Bronzaft, AL, Francis McManus, Nigel Rodgers and Val Weedon
The Consumer Handbook on Hearing Loss and Noise Marshall Chasin, Au.D., Editor
A Voice To End The Government's Silence on Noise by Bronzaft, AL
Aircraft Noise: A Potential Health Hazard, by Bronzaft, AL, Ahern, KD, McGinn, R, O'Connor, J, & Savino, B. In: Environment and Behavior Vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 101-113. Jan 1998.
Aircraft Noise: The Ailment & The Treatment by Bronzaft, AL
Assert Your Right To Peace And Quiet! by Bronzaft, AL
Beware: Noise Is Hazardous To Our Childrens Development by Bronzaft, AL
Clamoring for Quiet: New Ways to Mitigate Noise Manuel, J (2005) Environmental Health Perspectives.
Decibel Hell: The Effects of Living in a Noisy World Chepesiuk, R (2005) Environmental Health Perspectives.
Guidelines for Community Noise-Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Appendix, Berglund, B, Lindvall, T& Schwela, DH (1999) World Health Organization.
Intrusive Community Noises Yield More Complaints Bronzaft, AL, Deignan, E, Bat-Chava, Y & Nadler, N.
It Takes A "Silent Village" To Raise A Child by Bronzaft, AL

Listen to the Raindrops by Bronzaft, AL. Illustration by Parton, S.
This delightful book with 15 color illustrations introduces children to the delights of every day sounds through the antics of a young mouse, and alerts them to the bad sounds that can hurt their ears. Listen to the Raindrops opens the door to noise awareness, the joy of sounds, and the need to protect our precious hearing.

Noise Pollution: A Hazard to Physical and Mental Well-Being by Bronzaft, AL. In: Handbook of Environmental Psychology, Edited by R. B. Bechtel and A. Churchman. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2002
Noise that Annoys: Regulating Unwanted Sound Schmidt, C (2005) Environmental Health Perspectives.
Noisy Toys: Some Toys Are Not As Much Fun as They Look Nadler, N (1997)
Problem-Oriented Guides for Police Series, Guide No. 7: Loud Car Stereos Scott, MS (2002) U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.
Reflecting On the Lack of Acoustical Consideration at Ground Zero by Bronzaft, AL
Special Report # 14 - Neighborhood Noise and Its Consequences: Implications for Tracking Effectiveness of NYC - Revised Noise Code By Arline Bronzaft, PhD, with Gregg Van Ryzin, PhD
Survey -- March 2006 Noise annoys, angers and upsets New Yorkers, finds study issued by GrowNYC and Baruch College's
Survey -- December 2004 Honking horns, car alarms, and boom cars bother New Yorkers most, finds study issued by GrowNYC and Baruch College's


Noise Groups


Center for Hearing and Communication Hearing rehabilitation and human services agency.
Noise Pollution Clearinghouse Non-profit organization with extensive online noise related resources.
NoiseOFF An organization dedicated to combating the noise that is ruining communities everywhere.
Silent Majority Information on car alarms.

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The Bronx gardeners profiled are all from United We Stand Community Garden, a garden GrowNYC rebuilt in 2016.  

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