Birds changed their tune during the Covid lockdown, writes Dr. Arline Bronzaft, who looks at two articles reporting that birds in San Francisco sang more softly and with improved vocal range during lockdown.
Dr. Daniel Fink writes that preventing hearing loss is better than treating it. Encouraging people to protect their hearing is good, but he says a better option is for government to regulate noise exposure.
Dr. Daniel Fink writes about this holiday season’s list of loudest toys to avoid. One major issue is there is no evidenced-based noise exposure levels for children, so if a toy sounds too loud, then assume it is too loud.