What noises cause hearing loss?

Photo credit: ThisIsEngineering from Pexels by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition What noises cause hearing loss? That’s a good question, one that many people have asked, and until now guidance about this from the federal government wasn’t clear. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders has said “[k]now which noises can

Ban the awful leaf blowers!

Photo credit: Timothy Valentine licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition Ban the awful leaf blowers. That’s the headline for a letter to the editor in the Camden New Journal, an independent newspaper in London. The writer includes some details of leaf blower history that I didn’t know, namely:

NPR talks about tinnitus

Image credit: Gerd Altmann from Pixabay by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This NPR report on tinnitus contains lots of good information and I recommend it highly. I served on the board of the American Tinnitus Association from 2015-2018, and I know the expertise of its staff and board members and their dedication

Walruses can make lots of noise

Photo credit: Putulik Jaaka from Pexels by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This fascinating article in The Atlantic describes research into how male walruses make noise to attract mates. The research subject was Sivuqaq, an orphaned walrus rescued as a calf who spent the rest of his life at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

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