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!
Dr. Daniel Fink presented a poster at the ASA’s December meeting on secondhand noise. A manuscript based on his poster will be submitted to one of ASA’s scientific journals.
How can a headphone manufacturer claim that headphones targeted at children—with a 85 decibel maximum—are “hearing health friendly?” It’s easy when the organizations charged with protecting the public look the other way.
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.
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.