When is “good news” bad news? When the press reports uncritically, leaving the public to believe that earbud and headphone use by children is perfectly fine.
Can fireworks hurt babies’ ears? “Absolutely,” says Cat Bowen, who is deaf and has a daughter who is hard of hearing. Click here to learn how Bowen protects her children’s hearing.
The impact of environmental noise on kids’ performance in public schools is established, and TQC founding member Dr. Arline Bronzaft has been fighting for children’s right to an uninterrupted education for decades. She reflects on the beginning of her fight and advises parents to continue it by demanding noise-free classrooms for their children.
Can teens get tinnitus? Sadly, yes. Emily Barker writes about how she developed tinnitus and hyperacusis at age 19 after a one-time exposure to loud sound at a night club.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force finds that there is no proven benefit in screening adults for hearing loss. Dr. Daniel Fink disagrees, arguing that if patients knew their hearing was compromised, they might do more to protect it.
Dr. Arline Bronzaft, a leader in the world of noise control advocacy, is interviewed by Principia-Scientific International. Click here to learn more about Dr. Bronzaft’s long career fighting for children and adults beset by noise.