Each year the World Health Organization designates March 3rd as World Hearing Day. But every day should be. You only have two ears, so protect them.
NIDCD Director Tucci says hearing health is a global priority. She’s right, or course. So why does the NIDCD insist on promoting an occupational exposure standard as safe for the general public?
David Sykes writes about the attention that David Owens book “Volume Control” has attracted, calling it a “wonderfully entertaining narrative filled with fascinating first-hand stories.”
Can a drug that repairs DNA prevent noise-induced hearing loss? That would be great, but Dr. Daniel Fink asks why Americans focus on finding “a pill for every ill” instead of preventing disease in the first place.
Dr. Daniel Fink agrees with a review of David Owen’s book that says it’s reasonable to conclude that hearing loss is not a part of normal aging. The real problem is too much noise.
Drs. Richard Neitzel and Brian Fligor have written about hearing loss from recreational sound exposure, and they offer recommendations to protect your hearing.