The CDC’s recommendations for preventing hearing loss–avoid noise or wear earplugs–can lead to isolation and depression. John Drinkwater highlights the problems with earplugs and suggests an alternative: make public spaces safer for everyone to participate without risk of injury.
Through a cooperative, collaborative approach, based on sound scientific evidence, The Quiet Coalition intends to make the world a quieter place, one decibel at a time.
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.
Do we hear too much noise every day? Dr. Daniel Fink believes the answer is yes, and an important but overlooked 2012 study supports his contention.
What is a safe noise level for the public? In an editorial in the January 2017 issue of the American Journal of Public Health, Founding TQC Board Chair Daniel Fink answers this question.