At the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting in November, a panel on environmental noise noted that noise isn’t just a nuisance, it’s a growing public health hazard.
Apple picks Dr. Neitzel to crunch its noise app crowdfunded data and Michigan Public radio asks him about his project. Click to learn more.
Prof. Rick Neitzel has been funded by Apple for a project that uses the iWatch and iPhone’s new sound-exposure app. He also was tapped by the CBC to talk about restaurant noise. Kudos!
Caroline Masia writes about why American Girl’s 2020 doll of the year, who wears hearing aids, is so special. Caroline, who was born deaf and has cochlear implants, says it’s important for kids who have hearing loss to see dolls that look like them.
Can hearing aids delay the development of dementia? A recent study says yes, people with hearing loss should get hearing aids. Everyone else should prevent hearing loss.
Will personal music players be the next public health disaster for young people? Dr. Daniel Fink fears the answer is yes, and says we must regulate now to prevent a hearing loss epidemic tomorrow.