New research shows how a think layer in the cochlea helps humans pick out one voice among many. The findings could lead to better hearing aids. That’s great, but preventing hearing loss is better.
Bikers are at risk of profound hearing loss, and the source of the problem isn’t what you think. It’s not the obnoxiously loud tail pipes, but wind noise that is damaging bikers’ hearing.
Hearing loss is no joke–40% of hearing disabled can’t get jobs. So if you are fortunate enough to have good hearing, protect your ears today so that you can provide for your family tomorrow.
85 dB is not a safe noise level to prevent hearing loss, says Dr. Daniel Fink. Click here to learn about Dr. Fink’s article in The Hearing Journal on why 85 dB is not safe.
Stadium noise is still a problem, as loud cheering-with enhancements-is actively encouraged at footballs games. Dr. Fink says it’s time for someone to put an end to this senseless assault on fans’ hearing.
Researchers discover 3 types of nerve fibers in the ear. All research adds to knowledge, but Dr. Fink says the evidence is already strong enough to establish that noise causes hearing loss and other health effects.