A Closer Look at the Trend of Loud Restaurants

A Closer Look at the Trend of Loud Restaurants

December 03, 2018 In the News

Do you need more information to convince your patients why they should avoid going to restaurants during peak hours of business?

This article written by Wagner, architectural writer and graduate student of acoustical studies at the Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Conservatory, dives into the history of restaurant acoustics and provides insight into why restaurants have become so loud. The trend of loud restaurants is not only harmful to hearing but has also been linked to “unhealthy food choices and excessive alcohol consumption.”

Wagner discusses the implications of loud restaurants and the impact it has on consumers as well as the restaurant’s staff.


Wagner K. (2018) How Restaurants Got So LoudThe Atlantic. November 27.

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