More proof that noise affects children’s cognitive development

Photo credit: Aleksandar Pasaric by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition, and Honorary Chair, Quiet American Skies “Children who attend schools with more traffic noise show lower cognitive development,” reads the headline of an article reporting on a Barcelona Institute for Global Health study that was published in PLosMedicine.

Children and noise

Photo credit: sharyn morrow licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition Our noise colleague Arline Bronzaft, PhD, wrote this wonderful essay for the Center for Hearing and Communication on the occasion of International Noise Awareness Day last month. Arline is truly a pioneer, recognized by the American Psychological Association

Toddlers should fear some loud sounds

Photo credit: Monstera from Pexels by Jan L. Mayes, MSc, Audiologist, Member, The Quiet Coalition I was horrified to read this article in Romper Toddler entitled, “Here’s when you should be concerned about your child’s fear of sound.” If parents follow the loud suggestions, they could cause permanent noise damage to their toddler’s hearing and

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.


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