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.
Another drug trial to prevent noise-induced hearing loss. Great news for people who can’t avoid loud noise, but for the rest of us prevention is the better option.
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.
The CDC has started a campaign to educate the public about the dangers of noise at sports events. This is good news, but real change will require government regulation.
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? 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!