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.
Dr. Daniel Fink recommends an article at NoisyWorld that reviews ear muffs used for hearing protection. It’s a noisy world out there, and you should know about the options to protect your hearing.
March 3rd is World Hearing Day, and this year the World Health Organization’s theme is early detection of hearing loss. Be sure to keep an eye out for the WHO’s new hearing testing app that is launching today!
Protecting children’s hearing requires preventing exposure to loud sound. Start them young with ear muffs, and don’t give in to their pleas for headphones—you can’t monitor the sound volume if you can’t hear it!
Is the New York Philharmonic dangerously loud? A NY Times music critic thinks so. Dr. Daniel Fink says don’t take chances—whether you are going to a rock concert or the philharmonic, bring a pair of earplugs!