Can teens get tinnitus? Sadly, yes. Emily Barker writes about how she developed tinnitus and hyperacusis at age 19 after a one-time exposure to loud sound at a night club.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force finds that there is no proven benefit in screening adults for hearing loss. Dr. Daniel Fink disagrees, arguing that if patients knew their hearing was compromised, they might do more to protect it.
Dr. Arline Bronzaft, a leader in the world of noise control advocacy, is interviewed by Principia-Scientific International. Click here to learn more about Dr. Bronzaft’s long career fighting for children and adults beset by noise.
Are loud concerts harmful to fetuses? The answer is maybe. A one-time expsoure should be fine, but chronic exposure is not.