What is a safe noise exposure level for the public? It’s not 85 dB, even though that occupational standard is wrongly cited as safe for the public by too many organizations that should know better.
A cheaper way to buy hearing aids exists, which is great news for people with hearing loss. But for those who still have good hearing, preserving it is the better option.
New technology may help the hard of hearing by providing automatic captioning of live conversations on smart phones. That’s great, but preserving natural hearing is better.
Will kids face an epidemic of hearing loss? Sadly yes if the government
continues to ignore the potential auditory damage kids will suffer due to unregulated earbud use.
They really don’t make music like they used to. Music today is louder as measure of sound within a recording, even as audio pros worry about aural fatigue.
The CDC has started a campaign to educate the public about the dangers of noise at sports events. This is good news, but real change will require government regulation.