Photo credit: Magda Ehlers from Pexels by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition Is hearing loss an inevitable part of aging? I came to the conclusion that it isn’t in 2017 and presented that paper at the 12th Congress of the International Commission on Biological Effects of Noise in Zurich, Switzerland. Four years later,
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
Photo credit: Aberdeen Proving Ground licensed under CC BY 2.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This article in The Hearing Journal describes a study published in Noise & Health about sound levels in group spin classes in Baltimore, Maryland. The average noise levels were measured in both A-weighted and C-weighted decibels (dBA
Photo credit: Maurício Mascaro from Pexels by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition The “speech in noise” or “hearing in noise” problem is one that has long bedeviled both middle-aged people and their audiologists and physicians. Many people in mid-to-late life complain that they can’t follow one conversation among many in a noisy environment,
Research shows there is a genetic susceptibility to hearing loss from noise exposure. Whether you are more susceptible or not, there’s an easy way to avoid NIHL—avoid loud noise.
85 dB is not a safe noise level to prevent hearing loss, says Dr. Daniel Fink. Click here to learn about Dr. Fink’s article in The Hearing Journal on why 85 dB is not safe.
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It looks like the truth about noise-induced hearing loss is finally getting out. Read this article in The Hearing Journal, which discusses the fact that noise causes hearing loss and reflects a move away from the conventional thinking that hearing loss was an inevitable side effect of aging.