Quiet pursuits to keep you inspired

by admin

Here’s a list of articles, podcasts, and movies that are keeping us connected to the quiet mission!

What we’re reading

Check out this informative virtual exhibit on decibels, sound, and how to know when noise is too loud from the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.  HERE.

Seeking silence? Read about the Japanese tradition of shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing.  There’s a lot to be said for quiet pursuits in nature.  HERE.

This New York Times interview with Judy Heumann, a disability rights activist and one of the standout personalities from the documentary ‘Crip Cramp’ is a true inspiration. This outstanding documentary is now available on on Netflix.  HERE.

Your COVID-19 Hearing Loss Survival Guide – helpful tips from hearing loss advocate Shari Eberts.  HERE.

We miss dining out, taking SoundChecks, and supporting restaurants in our community. In the meantime, we’re fulfilling some of our culinary passions with these great recipes and food insights from Eater while dining in.  HERE.

Research has been conducted to study how noise interferes with processing skills and students’ ability to learn. HERE.

Podcasts we’re listening to

We love all content from Soundproofist, an informed voice on topics including politically-driven noise issues, hospital noise, noise advocacy and more from hearing health experts featuring Dr. Arline Bronzaft, audiologist Jan Mayes, and UK noise activist John Stewart. HERE.

David Owen, writer from The New Yorker, speaks to NPR about the dangers of our ‘Deafening World’ and in his new book, Volume Control.  HERE.

Another thought leader on sound is Dallas Taylor, the host and creator the influential podcast Twenty Thousand Hertz.  Dallas discusses the stories behind the world’s most recognizable and interesting sounds. The episode ‘Sonic Wonderland’  will take you on a virtual sonic adventure around the globe while you are on lockdown. HERE.

The podcasts from The Hearing Journal is hosted by leading Colorado audiologist D’Anne Rudden, AuD.  D’Anne interviews audiologists and hearing health professionals on insight into important issues including patient empowerment, the latest research, and patient-centered care. HERE.

We love the Hidden Brain podcast’s straightforward ability to shed light on universal psychological truths. Shankar Vedantam’s discussions uncover answers to often asked questions on  human behavior and psychology. Some of our favorite episodes include ‘Getting Unstuck’ and ‘The Ostrich Effect.’  HERE.

Movies we’re watching

This movie is the demonstrable mission for quiet. The Sound of Silence, a film from director Michael Tyburski and features actor Peter Sarsgaard playing the role of a professional house tuner in New York City who measures the noise in people’s homes to uncover the source of their troubles. HERE.

A Quiet Place is a sci-fi/horror film co-written, directed by and starring John Krasinski and starring Emily Blunt. The film tells the story of a family struggling to survive in silence to avoid creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. HERE.

Gordon Hempton is an Emmy-award winning sound recording and acoustic ecologist.  The film Soundtracker, is a documentary showcasing Hempton’s passionate work and invites the viewer into his acute awareness of his aural surroundings. Download for purchase HERE.