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Restaurant are too noisy!


coffee_table_talk_PA_500_wht_6082According to campaigners for the hard of hearing, restaurants are getting so noisy that it’s spoiling people’s enjoyment of the food.

They put part of the blame for the trend of clean decor or minimalist interiors. No carpets, curtains or table cloths to absorb the noise.

I think some restaurants, particularly Italian ones, also create noise deliberately in the belief it adds to the ambience.

For those of you who dislike noisy eating places help is at hand. The charity Action on Hearing Loss is fundraising to develop a mobile app that will allow you to record the decibel levels and enable the loudest restaurants to be “named and shamed” – and avoided by those who want a quiet night out.

The data collected will be fed back to a central database so that an interactive map can be created to let users know which restaurants to avoid.

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