Loud restaurant noise drives away people with auditory disorders. One would think restaurateurs would react, but in good economic times they have no incentive. So it’s on us to demand noise regulation.
New hearing aid promises better results, but at a cost—well over the cost of the latest digital hearing aids which already command a much-too-high price of $8,000.
WorkSafe BC, a Canadian provincial organization charged with protecting safety has issued a warning to restaurant servers and bartenders about noise. When will OSHA act?
Dr. Fink is glad Consumer Reports focuses on noise and health, but asks why they cite an occupational exposure level as appropriate for the general public.
Researchers have discovered why we temporarily hear muffled sound after a loud noise. While the muffled hearing will usually go away, the damage caused to hearing is permanent.
Leaf blower hazards include deafening noise levels of 100 dB or more and may include carcinogenic exhaust. If the government won’t act, maybe litigation will compel change.