How to make your town quieter? Urge your local government to “Buy Quiet” when machinery, tools, and equipment are replaced. And encourage local businesses, too!
Do we need personal noise alerts? Dr. Daniel Fink says you already have one—your ears! If you can’t have a conversation without straining to speak or be heard, it’s too loud!
WorkSafe BC, a Canadian provincial organization charged with protecting safety has issued a warning to restaurant servers and bartenders about noise. When will OSHA act?
The Guardian interviews an audiologist on how to protect one’s hearing. The advice is sensible and important. Take steps today to protect your hearing and preserve it for tomorrow.
Two thumbs up for noise-canceling headphones. Dr. Daniel Fink says they’re bulky, another thing to pack, and less than comfortable, but he won’t travel without them.
Dr. Fink is glad Consumer Reports focuses on noise and health, but asks why they cite an occupational exposure level as appropriate for the general public.