Resources

Our surveys show that city residents prefer quiet spaces. Moreover, people find background music in restaurants and coffee shops both loud and disruptive. Others agree! Scientists, health experts, and community members consistently find noise in public areas problematic.

Health Effects of Noise

Other Quiet Organizations

  • SoundPrint: A mobile app that helps you find quiet venues.
  • Silencity: Rich blog content on all noise-related topics. Includes resources to other Quiet organizations and Quiet advocates around the world.
  • The Quiet Coalition: Organization consisting of science and health professionals addressing the impact of noise on our health, learning, and productivity.
  • U.K. PIPEDOWN: Organization dedicated to removing piped music (unwanted and intrusive background music) in public places. Successfully persuaded Gatwick Airport, Sainsbury (supermarket company), and Tesco (retail company) to drop music in their branches. Maintains over a few thousand members with many endorsements from famous celebrities.
  • Quiet Scotland: Organization dedicated to removing piped music (unwanted and intrusive background music) in public places. Includes quiet eating, drinking, and shopping places in Scotland as well as links to research on the effects of piped music.

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