Soundproofist is a podcast about unwanted or harmful noise and what you can do about it.
17 | The London Street Noises project22/10/2020 Duração: 38min
A team of audio specialists at Goldsmiths, University of London joined Soundproofist to discuss their fascinating soundscape project. After digitizing some historic 1928 recordings of London street noises, they return to the exact same sites to record the street sounds again. They've made these newer recordings on the same day in September and at the same time of day as the original recordings, starting in 2008. What have they learned about the soundscape of London, then and now? Tune in to find out.
16 | Acoustic cameras and noise (Seven Bel)23/08/2020 Duração: 12min
Soundproofist likes to learn about technologies and tools that help to resolve noise issues. In this episode, Thomas Rittenschober of Seven Bel describes their new acoustic camera for professional acoustic and engineering applications. This tool creates visual images of noise and identifies its sources. Seven Bel is based in Austria.
15 | Soundscapes and dementia (with Arezoo Talebzadeh)19/07/2020 Duração: 40min
People with cognitive issues also have special needs for their sonic environment. Arezoo Talebzadeh is an architect who designs soundscapes for people with dementia or autism. In this episode of Soundproofist, she describes how personalized soundscapes can improve their quality of life.
14 | DIY soundmaps - with Tae Hong Park12/06/2020 Duração: 56min
You don't need a large budget to measure and map sound. Dr. Tae Hong Park, a professor at NYU, founded the Citygram soundmap project and launched a new airplane-noise tracker project called "Get Noisy." In this interview, he shares details of how he built affordable microphones that can be attached to a window. They send data to your computer through a web browser. His concept is "use what you already have." Learn more about his work with noise, soundscapes, and music in this conversation with Phill and Cary of Soundproofist.
13 | Building noise - with Nathan Sibon, acoustician25/05/2020 Duração: 58min
Do you live in a noisy building? Nathan Sibon is an acoustician who works on solving noise problems in wood-framed buildings. He defines some of those common problems and practical ways of coping with them.
12 | Sound design & soundscapes - with Dan Dugan09/05/2020 Duração: 44min
Dan Dugan is a sound designer and inventor of the automatic microphone mixer, a key component in professional audio tools. He also records soundscapes in natural environments through his work with the Nature Sounds Society. In this episode, Dan discusses how he got involved in theatrical sound and professional audio, and his more recent work doing field recordings. He also makes some observations about the change in our soundscapes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
11 | Ocean noise - with Michael Stocker08/04/2020 Duração: 40min
How does human-generated noise impact the marine life in our oceans? We interview Michael Stocker, the founder and director of Ocean Conservation Research in California. He shares the history of his organization, how they measure ocean noise, how sea animals communicate, and how his organization works proactively to protect whales from needless trauma.
10 | Hospital noise - with Mai-Britt Beldam20/12/2019 Duração: 45min
Most people don't think about hospital noise until they become a patient in one. But jarring noises in medical facilities can disrupt sleep and impede recovery. Mai-Britt Beldam is a specialist in hospital acoustics for Ecophon in Sweden. In this episode, she discusses some common noise issues that impact patients and staff, suggestions for acoustical improvements, and how the results are measured.
09 | Noise politics (with Dr. Arline Bronzaft)04/11/2019 Duração: 44min
Dr. Arline Bronzaft is a pioneering researcher, psychologist, noise activist, and consultant. Her tireless work since the 1970s changed noise policy in New York City and beyond. In this interview, we review her accomplishments and challenges during multiple administrations. Her grandson, Matt Santoro, joins in.
08 | Noise in the UK - with John Stewart29/09/2019 Duração: 30min
What are the biggest noise issues in the UK right now? Soundproofist talks with longtime activist John Stewart about efforts to mitigate traffic noise, airport noise, and more.
07 | Tinnitus, hyperacusis, and noise - with audiologist and author Jan L. Mayes07/04/2019 Duração: 37min
Ringing in your ears? Audiologist and author Jan L. Mayes discusses some hearing-related issues that can be triggered by exposure to noise: tinnitus, hyperacusis, and misophonia. We also talk about her book, "Tinnitus Toolbox Hyperacusis Handbook."
06 | Earplugs - with Ryan Parry of Eargasm Earplugs01/03/2019 Duração: 29min
Ever wondered how to protect your ears at a loud concert or club? Ryan Parry of Eargasm talks about the inspiration for their line of earplugs, how they reduce the decibel level, and how they test them.
05 | Soundwalks - capture urban soundscapes, with Dr. Antonella Radicchi07/11/2018 Duração: 18min
How to organize a soundwalk, part 2 of a conversation with Dr. Antonella Radicchi - an architect, a researcher, and an organizer of urban soundwalks.
04 | Hush City - map urban quiet spaces, with Dr. Antonella Radicchi28/10/2018 Duração: 22min
How to map urban quiet spaces worldwide with the Hush City app - with Dr. Antonella Radicchi, architect, researcher, and founder of Hush City -- an app that enables you to record and map the acoustical quality of spaces in urban areas for research, planning, and enjoyment.
03 | Crowdsourcing - with Greg Scott of SoundPrint28/05/2018 Duração: 19min
SoundPrint is a crowdsourcing app that enables you to measure and share the noise level of any restaurant or look up a quieter venue on a map. Soundproofist talks to Greg Scott, founder of SoundPrint.
02 | Advocacy - with Dr. Erica Walker06/05/2018 Duração: 34min
Dr. Erica Walker collects noise data. She created a sound map of Boston while studying how noise impacts the health and the lives of residents, and created an app to contribute noise data about your own city.
01 | Restaurant noise - with Mitch Zlotnik of Audimute14/03/2018 Duração: 29min
We look at loud restaurants with a noise level of at least 85 decibels, and talk to Mitch Zlotnik of Audimute about noise solutions.