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

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.

NYPD agrees to limit use of LRADs

Photo credit: http://www.peterbergin.com/coppermine/ licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition In an earlier post, I had reported about a court ruling that allowed the plaintiffs in a New York City case, that asked to have long range acoustic devices considered “an excessive force,” to

NJ towns ban leaf blowers

Photo credit: Timothy Valentine licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition There’s an old adage that every cloud has a silver lining, but I’ve always been skeptical about that. For example, I don’t think there is really any silver lining to the COVID-19 cloud that has disrupted life in the

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