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,
Photo credit: Kira Gallagher licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition John Stewart, lead author of our book “Why Noise Matters,” has long been an advocate for a quieter society. He has been most supportive of London’s transport system but lately while riding the
Photo credit: Chuck Kardous, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health by Jan L. Mayes, MSc, Audiologist If I had $1 for every time I see an article incorrectly state that 85 decibels (dB) is “safe” for auditory health, I would be rich. It’s especially frustrating to read in a musicradar.com article with a
Photo credit: Sound On from Pexels by Jan L. Mayes, MSc, Audiologist (Retired) It’s encouraging to see a recent university news article on the danger of hearing damage from personal listening with earbuds or headphones. Unfortunately, it shares the myth that our ears adapt to loud volumes. It’s true many people with noise-induced hearing damage
Photo credit: vxla licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This post on the Digital Trends site discusses how to protect yourself from noise-induced hearing loss. As the article notes, NIHL is insidious in its onset, and predictable in its course. I disagree with one statement, however. Namely, the author
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,
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
Age-related hearing loss is almost certainly noise induced hearing loss says a recent report, confirming Dr. Daniel fFnk’s conclusion after reviewing the literature in 2017.
Research shows young adults who regularly attend clubs and concerts have signs of hearing loss. They may pass standard hearing tests, but show subtle hearing loss and decreases in auditory signals.