In “Pocket Guide to Soundwalking,” Dr. Antonella Radicchi introduces soundwalking to professionals and others interested in urban design.
Landscapers fail to blow away leaf blower bans in Massachusetts and New Jersey, but they continue to fight limits on polluting gas-powered lawn maintenance equipment.
New Zealand researchers confirm that hearing loss is probably a dementia risk factor. Avoiding noise, then, will do more than just protect hearing.
Noise exposure directly damages rat brains. Can it harm humans? Of course, but you can protect yourself by avoiding loud noise.
Hearing Restoration: A Step Closer? Perhaps, but regrowing hair cells is decades away and will be expensive. Avoiding damaging loud noise is free.
The Lancet reports that treating hearing loss may help prevent dementia. So why isn’t the prevention of hearing loss a top public health goal?