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.
New Jersey radio station New Jersey 101.5 gives good advice to parents about protecting their children’s hearing. Long and short, parents need to monitor use of listening devices.
The best headphones for children? None, says Dr. Daniel Fink. Why? Headphones marketed for kids claim that 85 dB is safe, but it’s not. Protect your kids’ hearing and just say no to headphones!
It seems obvious that noise would affect children’s learning, but it took a groundbreaking study by Dr. Arline Bronzaft to prove it. And now we have a standard for classroom acoustics.
David M. Sykes tells us about Potter Park Zoo in Lansing, Michigan, which is offering hearing protection to visitors who suffer from sensory overload.
Noise pioneer Dr. Arline Bronzaft introduces a new noise and sound curriculum for New York City schools. Click to learn about her efforts to make the world a quieter place.