by Jan L. Mayes, MSc, Audiologist (Retired) The World Health Organization has published the first ever World Report on Hearing. This report shows it's more cost-effective to invest in prevention and universal health coverage for ear and hearing care than to continue paying rising costs of untreated hearing loss related to impaired learning, social isolation,
Photo credit: Froggydarb licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 by Jan L. Mayes, MSc, Audiologist (Retired) Ever had trouble understanding what somebody was saying in a noisy background? Frogs have a similar problem hearing mating calls when all the pond frogs are chorusing. Using 15 years of data from the North American Amphibian Monitoring Program, researchers discovered
Canadians find quiet ways to connect during the pandemic, and Dr. Daniel Fink muses that maybe one silver lining to this awful period is that we can all enjoy cleaner, quieter air.
Jan L. Mayes writes that preventing noise from happening in the first place is better than a cure for noise-induced tinnitus, hyperacusis, and other hearing damage caused by noise.