Photo credit: Erald Mecani licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This article from LiveStrong.com lists eight habits that are bad for brain health. Number 3 is listening to loud music. The article notes: 3. Listening to Loud Music Believe it or not, blasting your headphones might be harming
Photo credit: Kindel Media from Pexels by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition On The Conversation, Thomas Littlejohns, an epidemiologist at Oxford, discusses his recent scientific publication about the link between hearing loss and dementia. This relationship is not new. The most common test for hearing loss is standard pure-tone threshold audiometry, but in
Photo credit: Diabetes Care licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition Although fewer than 1% of Americans reach the age of 100, Jane Brody, the New York Times, writes that recent findings show that individuals who reach that age with their mental abilities functioning
Photo credit: Matthias Zomer from Pexels by Tricia Glass When was the last time you were enveloped in quiet? Quiet moments have become a luxury, as have the silent backdrops that make it possible to detect wind rustling treetops or a whispered secret. In cities, suburbs and even in rural settings, man-made sounds – highway
Photo credit: Chris LeBoutillier from Pexels by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition The title of this post refers to the title of an important article just published by Thomas Münzel's research group in Mainz, Germany. They note that aging is a complex multifactorial process, with about 25% determined by genetics but the rest
by Jan L. Mayes, MSc, Audiologist (Retired) The World Health Organization has published the first ever World Report on Hearing. This report shows it's more cost-effective to invest in prevention and universal health coverage for ear and hearing care than to continue paying rising costs of untreated hearing loss related to impaired learning, social isolation,
Jane Brody writes that you can keep your brain healthy by protecting your hearing. Dr. Fink says the evidence is clear that hearing loss significantly affects brain function.
There already are many reasons to avoid noise, including sleep disruption. Now research suggests disrupted sleep may be linked to Alzheimer’s.