Rainer Guski has a long history of research on the psychological effects of environmental noise, starting in 1966. He started his academic career as a research assistant at the Department of Psychology in the Free University Berlin (1966-1978). He was professor of social psychology at the Technical University Berlin (1979-1982), then a professor of cognitive and environmental psychology at Ruhr-University Bochum (1982). He retired from lecturing in 2007. His last and largest research activity was as scientific head of NORAH (Noise Related Annoyance, Cognition, and Health, 2011-2015).