The neurological secrets behind hearing in noisy surroundings

Photo credit: Pixabay by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition The Scitech Daily reported on what it calls the "neurological secrets" behind hearing in noisy surroundings. It’s difficult for many mid-life and older people to follow one conversation among many in a noisy environment, like in a busy restaurant. This difficulty is called the “speech-in-noise”

American Academy of Pediatrics issues statement on noise and children

Photo credit: Naomi Shi by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition On Oct. 21, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the professional organization of our nation’s physicians who care for children, issued a policy statement titled "Preventing Excessive Noise Exposure in Infants, Children, and Adolescents." The AAP has long been concerned about children and sun exposure, having

Lonely roads are quiet roads

Photo credit: Hüsna Kefelioğlu by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition On the Atlas Obscura website, reporter Frank Jacobs details the loneliest road in every state in America. According to Jacobs, telematics specialists at Geotab obtained data from the United States Federal Highway Performance Monitoring System to find each state’s route with the lowest


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