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.
Noise isn’t just a city problem. Read about the scourge of the suburbs–leaf blowers–and what some communities are doing to rein them in.
Can Subway Noise Damage Your Hearing? The short answer is yes, and subway station design influences the noise level.
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.