Volume: 93 |  Issue: 1 |  Download

Our guest columnist for this issue is Jeff Loether; his bio appears at the end of this issue. We have included some additional information on noise and sound as well from some recent experiences and cases we've had with what we think is going to be a growing concern that Jeff so aptly describes. The issue of noise affects not only the hospitality industry, but apartments and condos as well. With the number of high rise units being built around the country, noise is going to generate a great deal of concern and complaints.

In a conversation Jeff and I had he stated, "Ears don't have ear lids. Higher noise levels create stress and strength reaction. The ears never sleep. Living in caves, listening for the mountain lion that wanted to snack on us, kept our ears on high alert and they are still this sensitive to sound. The primitive brain is always listening for danger."