Photo credit: cottonbro studio by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition A new study confirms what the World Health Organization has been saying for some years now: more than 1 billion young people could be at risk of noise-induced hearing loss because of personal listening device use and going to noisy clubs and rock
Photo credit: See-ming Lee licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition Most people, most audiologists, and most doctors don’t know that noise has non-auditory health effects, but it does. The scientific evidence is ample and incontrovertible, and well-known in Europe, even if that body of knowledge hasn’t crossed the
Image courtesy of the World Health Organization by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition The World Health Organization sponsors World Hearing Day annually, on March 3. A theme is chosen each year. This year’s theme is, “To hear for life, listen with care.” Materials about this year’s World Hearing Day are available on the
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: by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition Today, March 3, is World Hearing Day. This special day was set aside many years ago by the World Health Organization to to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world. Each year WHO
Swiss study confirms transportation noise causes health problems. Study shows greater noise exposure results in worse health outcomes.