NPR interviews David Owen on his new book about how noise is destroying our hearing. Owen sounds the alarm that we must correct our hearing now, or suffer hearing loss later.
Being able to hear speech is an important reason to protect your hearing, but being able to listen to other natural sounds is another good reason.
50 years later the Woodstock generation is dealing with hearing loss. Not surprising since for many loud rock concerts were a way of life. Now, so are hearing aids.
Dr. Daniel Fink proposes a revised definition of noise for National Protect Your Hearing Month: noise is unwanted and/or harmful sound.
A Taiwanese study reports an association between hearing loss and dementia, mirroring similar studies in the U.S. Avoiding loud noise may preserve a lot more than your hearing.
A recent animal study may shed light on human hearing issues: noise-induced hearing loss in chincillas shows changes in nerve processing of auditory signals.