The scourge that is electric hand dryers

The scourge that is electric hand dryers

Llyod Alter, the design editor at Treehugger, considers whether the Dyson hand dryer is “the world’s worst design object.” No, Xlerator has Dyson beat on noise.

New technology may help the hard of hearing

New technology may help the hard of hearing

New technology may help the hard of hearing by providing automatic captioning of live conversations on smart phones. That’s great, but preserving natural hearing is better.

Today is World Hearing Day

Today is World Hearing Day

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!

Is the New York Philharmonic dangerously loud?

Is the New York Philharmonic dangerously loud?

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!

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