Photo credit: Marcus Aurelius from Pexels by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition Does the female hormone progesterone protect the ear from noise damage? It has long been known that females have better hearing than males, beginning in the second decade of life. This has always been ascribed to less participation in noisy hobbies
Photo credit: Sourav Mishra from Pexels by Jan L. Mayes, MSc, Audiologist In a pilot study, audiologists at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions have measured motorcycle sound levels at the rider’s ears. Over half exceeded 100 dB when throttled up, which is intense enough to cause hearing damage. The
Photo credit: Sound On from Pexels by Jan L. Mayes, MSc, Audiologist (Retired) It’s encouraging to see a recent university news article on the danger of hearing damage from personal listening with earbuds or headphones. Unfortunately, it shares the myth that our ears adapt to loud volumes. It’s true many people with noise-induced hearing damage
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
Blowing up a balloon with air until it popped produced a sound of almost 168 decibels, "4 decibels louder than a high-powered, 12-gauge shotgun."