Hearing loss crisis among musicians

by Jan L. Mayes, MSc, Audiologist A recent article about the hearing loss crisis among musicians reports hearing loss as every musician’s worst nightmare and as devastating for a musician as losing a hand. Many professional musicians have permanent hearing problems from not protecting their hearing until after chronic tinnitus or distortion and muffling hearing

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

Warning labels work

Photo credit: Aeveraal licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition Consumers want relevant information about products they buy, and warning labels work. That’s the message inherent in this New York Times report on food warning labels for salt, fat, sugar, and calories in Chile. Chile has one of the

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