Dr. Michael Wilkes gives an overview on the impact of hearing loss, how hearing loss leads to social isolation, and why hearing aids are out of reach for most people who need them.
Does chocolate prevent hearing loss? No, we aren’t that lucky. But do you know what will prevent hearing loss? Avoiding loud noise.
What’s the best ear plug? There are so many to consider, but in the end Dr. Daniel Fink says the best ear plug is the one that you will wear.
Another one bites the dust: Mark McGrath, Sugar Ray vocalists, joins other rockers suffering from hearing loss. Musicians must use earplugs to preserve hearing!
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.
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.