Another one bites the dust: Mark McGrath, Sugar Ray vocalists, joins other rockers suffering from hearing loss. Musicians must use earplugs to preserve hearing!
Universal design aims to design spaces and things for everyone to use. So why aren’t public spaces designed to let everyone hear and be heard?
Woman’s Day magazine has published a thoughtful article on how to recapture peace in a noisy world. Unsurprisingly, the expert on noise and health is TQC’s Dr. Richard Neitzel.
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.