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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

Bias and humility

Photo credit: Keith Wako by John Drinkwater, JD, MBA, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition The Hearing Journal just released my article “The Other Side of Disability Access,” which expands on the issues covered in my recent blog of the same title. The article covers the aspirational goals of a society challenged with explicit and implicit bias. Under

Loud noise risk for children

Photo credit: Nasirun Khan by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This article on the Baylor Scott & White Health Newswise website has a video interview with Dominic Lucia, MD, at the McLane Children’s Medical Center. In the interview, he discusses the dangers of noise for children. One has to watch the video (there’s

Why you should always study in silence

Photo credit: by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition, and Honorary Chair, Quiet American Skies Over forty years ago, I conducted two studies on the impact of noise on children’s learning. In the first study, it was found that sixth grade students in classrooms exposed to passing, elevated


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