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

NPR talks about tinnitus

Image credit: Gerd Altmann from Pixabay by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This NPR report on tinnitus contains lots of good information and I recommend it highly. I served on the board of the American Tinnitus Association from 2015-2018, and I know the expertise of its staff and board members and their dedication

Fireworks damage hearing

Photo credit: Jonas Von Werne from Pexels by Jan L. Mayes, MSc, Audiologist A recent article is a good reminder that fireworks can damage hearing. Fireworks are loud explosive blasts of sound that can cause permanent hearing loss, tinnitus or ringing in the ears, and hyperacusis or painful decreased sound tolerance. Even temporary distortion, muffling,

Hearing Health Foundation talks about prevention of noise-induced hearing loss

Photo credit: Marcelo Chagas from Pexels by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition Our friends at Hearing Health Foundation, the nation’s largest nonprofit funder of hearing research, have informed us about their new public advertising campaign to let commuters--especially young people--know that playing music too loud on personal listening devices, also called personal audio

3 ear pathologies cause difficulty understanding speech in a noisy environment

Photo credit: Maurício Mascaro from Pexels by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition The “speech in noise” or “hearing in noise” problem is one that has long bedeviled both middle-aged people and their audiologists and physicians. Many people in mid-to-late life complain that they can’t follow one conversation among many in a noisy environment,

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