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The effect of noise on the seafloor

Photo credit: Francesco Ungaro by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition, and Honorary Chair, Quiet American Skies In the article ‘Noise affects life on the seafloor,” we are reminded how invertebrates living in the sea depend on sound to interact with members of their own species. However. the critical

Are earbuds damaging our hearing?

Photo credit: Thirdman by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This "Ask Well" column in The New York Times tries to answer the question, “Are earbuds damaging my hearing?” To me, the answer is clear: "Yes!” I am quoted extensively in the column, which appeared first online and then in print. The reporter didn’t

When hearing loss was a public hazard

Photo credit: Wellington Cunha by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This piece from television station WFAA, Dallas, Texas, discusses the station’s 1974 coverage of noise in downtown Dallas. Back then, the danger to the public’s auditory health was from jackhammers, bus engines and exhausts, police whistles. Today, according to WFAA, hearing loss, particularly

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