A kind of meditative peace’: quiet hour shopping makes us wonder why our cities have to be so noisy

Eduardo de la Fuente , Michael Walsh

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Abstract

The idea behind “quiet hour” shopping is to set aside a time each week for a retail experience that minimises noise and other sources of sensory overload. It is aimed at people who are neurodivergent – an umbrella term for people with autism, ADHD and other sensory-processing conditions. What began as a boutique or specialist retail strategy has become more mainstream. Major supermarket chains and shopping centres in Australia and overseas have introduced it in recent years.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 11 Nov 2022

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