How can a headphone manufacturer claim that headphones targeted at children—with a 85 decibel maximum—are “hearing health friendly?” It’s easy when the organizations charged with protecting the public look the other way.
Will personal music players be the next public health disaster for young people? Dr. Daniel Fink fears the answer is yes, and says we must regulate now to prevent a hearing loss epidemic tomorrow.
A comic book about noise? Yes! The National Center for Environmental Health has issued a new comic book to teach kids about the dangers of noise.
The Pittsburgh International Airport has created a noise refuge for autistic kids and adults. Presley’s Place is a space where they can go to calm down and get ready to fly.
Philadelphia deploys sonic weapons to harass loitering teenagers. Why do we allow government to do this to citizens? It is fundamentally wrong to direct noise at young people.
Do hand dryers hurt kids’ hearing? This 13-year old says “yes!” And she has the paper to prove it—her own, which was published by the Canadian Paediatric Society.