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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,

Forecast: A Plague of Locusts?

Photo credit: frank longwill licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 by David M. Sykes, Vice Chair, The Quiet Coalition Last month, we published a notice about the week-long conference hosted by the University of California Davis, the Aviation Noise & Emissions Virtual Symposium 2021. The conference took place from Monday, February 22, through Saturday, February 26th.

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

Noise hurts the heart

by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This article in Knowable Magazine describes, in a well written, easy-to-read, and scientifically accurate manner, how transportation noise hurts the heart. Basically, it causes a “fight-or-flight” stress reaction, with autonomic nervous system and neurohormonal responses. Epidemiology studies show increased heart attacks, strokes, and deaths in people living

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

Rep. Norton asks Biden to appoint officials who will address aircraft noise

Photo credit: Cameron Casey from Pexels by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition On December 31, 2020, Congresswoman Eleanor Norton Holmes (D-DC), co-chair of the Quiet Skies Caucus, and Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) wrote to then President-Elect Biden, copying then Secretary of Transportation nominee Pete Buttigieg, stressing the

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