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Toddlers should fear some loud sounds

Photo credit: Monstera from Pexels by Jan L. Mayes, MSc, Audiologist, Member, The Quiet Coalition I was horrified to read this article in Romper Toddler entitled, “Here’s when you should be concerned about your child’s fear of sound.” If parents follow the loud suggestions, they could cause permanent noise damage to their toddler’s hearing and

Keep loud protests away from hospitals

Photo credit: GoToVan licensed under CC BY 2.0 by Jan L. Mayes, MSc, Audiologist, Member, The Quiet Coalition People have targeted hospitals across Canada with noisy protests against government ordered pandemic public health measures, such as vaccine passports. Thousands gathered at hospitals to yell and chant, with news and social media showing protestors using airhorns, bullhorns

Loud motorcycles do not save lives

Photo credit: Sven van Bellen from Pexels by Jan L. Mayes, MSc, Audiologist A recent article by Tristin Hopper in Canada's National Post argues that motorcyclists are wrong when they say, “Loud pipes save lives.” I agree that aftermarket exhaust system modifications to make motorcycles louder don’t improve safety. Loud pipes don’t alert other drivers

SoundPrint’s Find Your Quiet Place Challenge

by Jan L. Mayes, MSc, Audiologist SoundPrint is hosting the October 2021 Find Your Quiet Place Challenge. This popular app lets users collect and submit sound levels from venues like restaurants, bars, and cafes. The SoundPrint app database helps people find quiet places and avoid noisy locations. This includes curated quiet city lists. I think

It’s National Protect Your Hearing Month

by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition October is National Protect Your Hearing Month. And just in time, the adaptation of a paper published during the summer in Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics with Jan Mayes was published in the October issue of The Hearing Journal. Jan and I adapted our article--with permission, of

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