Noise: The Not-So-Silent Killer

Photo credit: Mikhail Nilov from Pexels by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition In “Loud Noise: The Not-So-Silent Killer Is Back,” Kimberly Rae Miller, writing in the July/August AARP Bulletin, notes that the end of the pandemic will very likely bring us back to a noisier world. This

What noises cause hearing loss?

Photo credit: ThisIsEngineering from Pexels by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition What noises cause hearing loss? That’s a good question, one that many people have asked, and until now guidance about this from the federal government wasn’t clear. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders has said “[k]now which noises can

Ban the awful leaf blowers!

Photo credit: Timothy Valentine licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition Ban the awful leaf blowers. That’s the headline for a letter to the editor in the Camden New Journal, an independent newspaper in London. The writer includes some details of leaf blower history that I didn’t know, namely:

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