May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, but Dr. Daniel Fink says that every month should be. Click here to learn how to protect your hearing with info from the CDC.
David Sykes writes about an AARP article that cites a German study showing working musicians are nearly 4 times more likely to suffer noise-induced hearing loss than any other profession.
Jan L. Mayes writes that preventing noise from happening in the first place is better than a cure for noise-induced tinnitus, hyperacusis, and other hearing damage caused by noise.
The NY Times writes about how loud fitness classes are compromising instructors’ vocal cords. Dr. Fink thinks they should worry about their hearing, too, as should their students.
Can a drug that repairs DNA prevent noise-induced hearing loss? That would be great, but Dr. Daniel Fink asks why Americans focus on finding “a pill for every ill” instead of preventing disease in the first place.