Can a drug that repairs DNA prevent noise-induced hearing loss? That would be great, but Dr. Daniel Fink asks why Americans focus on finding “a pill for every ill” instead of preventing disease in the first place.
Sleep may be good for your salary, a recent study concludes. Dr. Daniel Fink asks if people who earn more can afford to live in quieter neighborhoods conducive to good sleep.
At the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting in November, a panel on environmental noise noted that noise isn’t just a nuisance, it’s a growing public health hazard.
Click to hear The Quiet Coalition’s Dr. Arline Bronzaft interviewed for the Soundproofist podcast, where she, and her grandson Matt, talk about the dangers of noise.
Prof. Rick Neitzel has been funded by Apple for a project that uses the iWatch and iPhone’s new sound-exposure app. He also was tapped by the CBC to talk about restaurant noise. Kudos!
There already are many reasons to avoid noise, including sleep disruption. Now research suggests disrupted sleep may be linked to Alzheimer’s.