Could noise be a risk factor for hypertension? Dr. Daniel Fink looks at a Chinese study that suggests the answer is yes, mirroring U.S. studies also showing a correlation.
Dr. Daniel Fink recommends Emma Beddington’s essay on her search for a noise-free life. We can deal with noise, he notes, but reducing it at its source is best.
Dr. Daniel Fink writes that noise is still bad for health, citing pioneering noise researcher Dr. Arline Bronzaft who says a former U.S. surgeon general warned us in 1969 about the dangers of noise.
Road traffic noise causes diabetes and hypertension, finds a new Canadian study. Dr. Daniel Fink says the findings are consistent with European studies, which recognize road noise as a health hazard.
Harvard Medical School looks at hearing and brain health in a blog post by Dr. James Maple. David Sykes recommends it as a primer on the subject.
David Sykes writes about an AARP article that cites a German study showing working musicians are nearly 4 times more likely to suffer noise-induced hearing loss than any other profession.