Live in a large city? Take a look at this World Hearing Index, which ranks 50 world cities based on hearing loss.
An excellent overview on hearing loss and the reason we can hope for treatment–and perhaps a cure–in the future.
Progress has been made in treating hearing loss by using stem cells to generate cochlear hair cells. The Quiet Coalition’s Chair, Dr. Daniel Fink, notes that a future treatment is good news, but adds that noise-induced hearing loss can be prevented now.
Are we experiencing another silent spring? Dr. Daniel Fink says yes in this piece about noise, a public health hazard that is creating unprecedented hearing loss.
Researchers estimate hearing loss may double in the U.S. by 2060. Their study is a wake-up call to the medical and audiology professions and the public.