Research shows there is a genetic susceptibility to hearing loss from noise exposure. Whether you are more susceptible or not, there’s an easy way to avoid NIHL—avoid loud noise.
Starting January, help comes to the hard of hearing at your local drug store as “hearing assistive devices” will be available for sale for only 1/10th the price of conventional hearing aids.
London is looking for ways to quiet the Underground. Dr. Arline Bronzaft asks what too so long? Her 40+ years studying subway noise shows it not only disturbs those exposed to it, it’s also a sign of potential breakdown.
Dr. Daniel Fink writes about Kathy Peck, a musician who suffered hearing loss while performing, who has dedicated her life to helping others preserve their hearing.
“Volume Control,” David Owen’s superb new book, is finally out. If you are concerned about noise and its affect on health, get a copy today.
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.