Caroline Masia writes about why American Girl’s 2020 doll of the year, who wears hearing aids, is so special. Caroline, who was born deaf and has cochlear implants, says it’s important for kids who have hearing loss to see dolls that look like them.
Are engineers interested in addressing noise pollution? David Sykes says yes, and tells us who to go to when noise is a problem in your house, city, or workplace.
There already are many reasons to avoid noise, including sleep disruption. Now research suggests disrupted sleep may be linked to Alzheimer’s.
Another treatment is being trialed for tinnitus. Great news for those who suffer, but we should also focus attention on preventing tinnitus in the first place by avoiding loud noise.
Michigan scientists are studying the natural soundscape. Dr. Daniel Fink says the soundscape is also an indicator of environmental health, because natural quiet is good for all living things.
Google’s Wing begins pilot drone delivery in the U.S. despite sharp criticism in Australia, where they ran their first pilot program. Why the criticism? In a word, noise.