16 Sept 2019 Aldi announces it is planning to open on average one new store a week in the uk over the next two years. Aldi has a no background music policy

26 July 2019 BBC announces it is testing technology to tune out background noise whilst boosting dialogue after receiving thousands of complaints from viewers unable to hear actors' voices and follow the plots of BBC dramas

July 2019 Detroit restaurant provides official decibel reader in restaurant to monitor volume of noise after general concern about effect of loud music on customers

5 June 2019 Nigella Lawson says restaurants should not play music because it drowns out the taste of food

June 2019 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh becomes fourth Scottish garden to join Silent Space

24-25 May 2019 Several intu shopping centres across the UK replace music with birdsong to reconnect shoppers with nature, as research shows that natural sounds are good for our mental health

20-25 May 2019 Noise Action Week 2019

24 April 2019 International Noise Awareness Day

18 April 2019 Royal Opera House loses its appeal over the life-changing hearing damage caused to a viola player at a rehearsal of Wagner's Die Walkure

18 March 2019 World Health Organization wants to limit noise in venues, such as concerts, bars, restaurants, and even fitness classes, to stop deafness

3 March 2019 World Hearing Day

28 February 2019: Hearing access to be debated in Scottish Parliament at 12.45pm

12 February 2019: Recent press coverage

Quiet Scotland has recenty been enjoying some good coverage in the Scottish media:

Last updated September 2019

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