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Boston researchers awarded $12.5M NIH grant for hidden hearing loss research

Photo credit: Sepehr Ehsani licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This press release from Boston’s Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary reports on the award of a large NIH grant to Sharon Kujawa, PhD, Charles Liberman, PhD, and others there. Why is this important? Because in 2009, Kujawa and Liberman

How loud is too loud?

Photo credit: Mark Stebnicki by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition How loud is too loud? That’s the question asked in the Tyler Morning Telegraph in an article written by Claudann Jones from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. We city dwellers usually think of rural and farm areas as quiet, and they generally

The ocean is not a quiet place

Photo credit: Trygve Finkelsen by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This report by PhD candidate Thomas Uboldi, University of Quebec at Rimouski, on Phys.org discusses noise pollution in the world’s oceans. Uboldi notes that many still think oceans are quiet, based on Jaques Cousteau’s 1953 book and 1956 documentary, both with the titleThe

Car noise is killing us

Photo credit: Darya Sannikova by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition Car noise is killing us. That’s the title of a post on Planetizen, a website covering urban planning issues. What is planning? Planetizen defines it as “the professional practice and academic study of the future of built and nature environments--from the smallest towns

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