BBC's Technology Reporter, Zoe Kleinman, visited Quiet Mark’s Founder and Chief Executive, Poppy Szkiler, at the Quiet Mark lab to learn about how Quiet Mark certifies products.
Throughout the day on 31 May 2021, footage from the visit was featured on BBC Breakfast, BBC National News and BBC World News. The feature also included interviews with Noise Abatement Society CEO and Quiet Mark co-founder, Gloria Elliott, the National Autism Society Head of Campaigns, Tom Purser, and John Lewis Technology Director, Laurence Mitchell.
A supporting article by Zoe Kleinman, 'Noisy appliances: How loud is your house?' was also published on the BBC News website. Read the article here.
Image: BBC's Technology Reporter, Zoe Kleinman, at the Quiet Mark HQ
Image: Poppy Szkiler in the Quiet Mark lab
Image: Poppy Szkiler says sound quality can be more important than volume.
Images (above and article header): BBC Breakfast presenters Charlie Stayt and Louise Minchin interview Gloria Elliott, Noise Abatement Society CEO and Quiet Mark co-founder, 31 May 2021
Image: John Lewis's technology director, Laurence Mitchell, says there are more than 10,000 searches a month for appliances that include the term "quiet" on the retailer's website.
Image: People who are neurodiverse may also find some sound challenging. Tom Purser, Head of Campaigns at the National Autism Society says, "It's a very difficult experience when the world is full of so many different sorts of sound and noise on a daily basis."
Image: Inside the lab at Quiet Mark
Image: BBC Technology Reporter, Zoe Kleinman, interviewing Poppy Szkiler for the BBC Breakfast programme, 31 May 2021
Read Zoe Kleinman's article 'Noisy appliances: How loud is your house?' for the BBC News website here.
Read more about how Quiet Mark certifies products here.