About Us


NoiseOFF is a free online resource for citizens, elected representatives, law enforcement professionals, educators, researchers, students and activists from the United States and abroad. The website comprises a working toolkit that people can use to reduce noise pollution in their lives and communities.

The site is designed with a minimal layout that will display well on any internet connected device (such as tablets and mobile phones).

Our funding and resources come from individual donors. We are not orchestrated or influenced by traditional power structures, such as a corporation or a government agency.


In 2004, adhoc e-mail lists enabled people from across the country to independently research the issue and share information. In big cities, suburbs and small towns, people were experiencing similar noise problems.

The most common sources of noise come from boom cars, car alarms and vehicles with aftermarket exhaust systems. Other noise problems include barking dogs, leafblowers, engine brakes, building construction, outdoor shooting ranges, military bases, nightclubs, cafes, bars, airports, low-frequency emergency sirens, public transportation systems, nearby commercial and industrial businesses.