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
Photo credit: Anton Uniqueton from Pexels by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition I recently wrote a short blog post about medical reports linking COVID-19 infection to tinnitus. Our noise colleague Yishane Lee at Hearing Health Foundation let us know that she had written something about these reports, too. Her blog post is more
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
Photo credit: Jadson Thomas from Pexels by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition A new movie on Amazon Prime, "Sound of Metal," deals with an aging rocker's relatively sudden loss of hearing. I read the review on Live Mint. Most of the time hearing loss occurs gradually, but sometimes, as in the case of
Another study shows association of hearing loss with cognitive decline, writes Dr. Daniel Fink. But while correlation isn’t causation, this study supports others in the EU and U.S.
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