WHO’s first report on hearing promotes H.E.A.R.I.N.G. interventions

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,

The World Report on Hearing

by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition The World Report on Hearing was released on March 3, World Hearing Day. This 253 page document is a comprehensive review of all the causes of hearing loss across the lifespan. For adults, noise exposure at work and at play is a major cause of hearing loss,

Power tool noise is a safety issue

by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition Those who follow my blog posts may recall that I’ve spent much of the pandemic lockdown doing various home repair projects at our house and at my older in-laws’ house. Projects have included restoring a large trellis shade structure, replacing door frames, snaking out clogged outdoor area

Mask wearing works

Photo credit: zydeaosika from Pexels by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition I think every other blog post I have written has been about some aspect of noise or hearing, but I’m going off message today to share with you this important article from Journal of the American Medical Association. Well, perhaps I’m not

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