Photo credit: Arina Krasnikova from Pexels by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This report from the University of Rochester Medical Center describes research showing that in a mouse model, a combination of silence and broadband sounds (containing sounds at many different frequencies) may help preserve hearing. There are multiple steps over many years to
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
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.
David Sykes wondered if anyone would take advantage of the pandemic-induced quiet for research purposes and was happy to hear about this young biologist studying birds and noise.
Michigan scientists are studying the natural soundscape. Dr. Daniel Fink says the soundscape is also an indicator of environmental health, because natural quiet is good for all living things.
A recent animal study may shed light on human hearing issues: noise-induced hearing loss in chincillas shows changes in nerve processing of auditory signals.
The hearing loss space is starting to attract investment after four decades of inaction, and a Columbia U. project shows us the focus is on the brain’s role in hearing loss.