Restaurants to 'Turn Down the Volume' - FOX 13 News

Restaurants to 'Turn Down the Volume'

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

The music was pumping Tuesday afternoon at Amali restaurant on the Upper East Side. But Wednesday night will be much quieter. As part of Hearing Health Turn Down the Volume Night, Amali and eight other restaurants in New York City will bring awareness to hearing health. 

"When I go out with my friends I like to hear what I have to say," says James Malios, the owner of Amali. He says his restaurant offers a peaceful dining experience. 

"If the restaurant is too loud and I have to constantly ask them to repeat themselves then I don't really have as good of a time," he added. That is why Malios is participating in Turn Down the Volume Night, for which several restaurants will lower music and limit noise for the evening to raise awareness of hearing health.

Andrea Boidman, the executive director of the Hearing Health Foundation, says turning down the music is the quickest fix. 

"While it provides ambiance... when you get a whole room of people trying to speak over the music it could be really really loud," Boidman says. Awareness is important because 50 million Americans over the age of 12 have some hearing loss, he says.

Malios is so into the challenge, he says he is going a step further by putting sound-absorbing foam under his tables. 

"The essence of communal dining is hearing what people at the table have to say to you," he says.  

The restaurant challenge is only the beginning. The Hearing Health Foundation is also asking people to pledge to get their hearing tested this month.

http://www.hhf.org/

  • Manhattan NewsManhattan NewsMore>>

  • Official: NYPD body cameras are 'win-win'

    Official: NYPD body cameras are 'win-win'

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:02:35 GMT
    Public Advocate Letitia James says a 3-ounce camera, if used correctly, could be a key tool in improving community and police relations. She showed off one of the cameras she believes NYPD patrol officers need to be wearing. She said that the cameras would be a "win-win" for the public, transparency, police accountability improving police community relations, reducing civil liability.
    Public Advocate Letitia James says a 3-ounce camera, if used correctly, could be a key tool in improving community and police relations. She showed off one of the cameras she believes NYPD patrol officers need to be wearing. She said that the cameras would be a "win-win" for the public, transparency, police accountability improving police community relations, reducing civil liability.
  • Pediatric cancer awareness

    World Trade Center to go gold

    World Trade Center to go gold

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:48 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:48:12 GMT
    Like so many teenagers, Shelby Huff was hung up on getting abs until one day two years ago when she realized looking good was not as important as feeling good. She was doing sit-ups when suddenly she developed huge bruises on her legs. Shelby was diagnosed with a deadly bone marrow disease.
    Like so many teenagers, Shelby Huff was hung up on getting abs until one day two years ago when she realized looking good was not as important as feeling good. She was doing sit-ups when suddenly she developed huge bruises on her legs. Shelby was diagnosed with a deadly bone marrow disease.
  • Manhattan fire hydrant earns more money than average American

    Manhattan fire hydrant earns more money than average American

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:18:03 GMT
    One Manhattan fire hydrant has turned into a cash cow for the city.It's become a celebrity in revenue generator and it does not ask for sick days, gets no health benefits, and no 401(k). Yet it brings in tens of thousands of dollars for the city each year.The old hydrant is so notorious, it's got a personalized sign.. It sits across from 152 Forsyth St. and is a local legend.In just an eight month period the hydrant has caused drivers to get hundreds of tickets.The issue that catches drivers ...
    One Manhattan fire hydrant has turned into a cash cow for the city.It's become a celebrity in revenue generator and it does not ask for sick days, gets no health benefits, and no 401(k). Yet it brings in tens of thousands of dollars for the city each year.The old hydrant is so notorious, it's got a personalized sign.. It sits across from 152 Forsyth St. and is a local legend.In just an eight month period the hydrant has caused drivers to get hundreds of tickets.The issue that catches drivers ...
Powered by WorldNow

FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
3213 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33609
Main: (813) 876-1313
Newsroom: (813) 870-9630
Fax: (813) 871-3135

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices