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

Protect your children’s hearing

Photo credit: IXQUICK licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This health column from the University of Kentucky communications office discusses protecting children’s hearing. They chose this topic because May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, sponsored by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The advice is not new but is sound.

Just how loud will the cicadas be?

Photo credit: Martha Nelson licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition In many parts of the country, everyone is waiting for the emergence of Brood X cicadas. Cicadas have adopted an interesting survival strategy: They develop underground for 17 years and only emerge in such large numbers that their predators

Hearing loss crisis among musicians

by Jan L. Mayes, MSc, Audiologist A recent article about the hearing loss crisis among musicians reports hearing loss as every musician’s worst nightmare and as devastating for a musician as losing a hand. Many professional musicians have permanent hearing problems from not protecting their hearing until after chronic tinnitus or distortion and muffling hearing

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