Urban noise is “the absolute scourge of our time,” said a commenter to a Guardian article on urban noise. Dr. Daniel Fink agrees, noting that urban noise is a major health hazard, too.
Does chocolate prevent hearing loss? No, we aren’t that lucky. But do you know what will prevent hearing loss? Avoiding loud noise.
A recent report finds that 600,000 Finns, 10% of the population, are affected by traffic noise. The cold temps require well-insulated houses, so Finns can enjoy some quiet part of the year.
Finnish researchers report on a promising, though preliminary treatment for severe tinnitus: trans-cranial magnetic stimulation.
Woman’s Day magazine has published a thoughtful article on how to recapture peace in a noisy world. Unsurprisingly, the expert on noise and health is TQC’s Dr. Richard Neitzel.
Is Boston too noisy? One city councilor says “Yes!” And Dr. Daniel Fink agrees with her concerns about noise and health. Want a quieter city? Dr. Fink says you have to make some noise!