London is looking for ways to quiet the Underground. Dr. Arline Bronzaft asks what too so long? Her 40+ years studying subway noise shows it not only disturbs those exposed to it, it’s also a sign of potential breakdown.
50 years later the Woodstock generation is dealing with hearing loss. Not surprising since for many loud rock concerts were a way of life. Now, so are hearing aids.
Dr. Daniel Fink proposes a revised definition of noise for National Protect Your Hearing Month: noise is unwanted and/or harmful sound.
A recent animal study may shed light on human hearing issues: noise-induced hearing loss in chincillas shows changes in nerve processing of auditory signals.
A recent study urges the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss as research shows noise-induced hearing loss has worse effects on hearing than age-related metabolic loss.
How to make your town quieter? Urge your local government to “Buy Quiet” when machinery, tools, and equipment are replaced. And encourage local businesses, too!