It seems obvious that noise would affect children’s learning, but it took a groundbreaking study by Dr. Arline Bronzaft to prove it. And now we have a standard for classroom acoustics.
Urban noise is “the absolute scourge of our time,” said a commenter to a Guardian article on urban noise. Dr. Daniel Fink agrees, noting that urban noise is a major health hazard, too.
Dr. Daniel Fink comments on NPR’s recent story on misophonia, commending it for shedding light on a little-known auditory disorder in a thoughtful manner.
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.
Can’t hear well? There’s an app for that! Dr. Daniel Fink tells us about a new app that helps people with hearing loss translate personal conversations into text.
Dr. Michael Wilkes gives an overview on the impact of hearing loss, how hearing loss leads to social isolation, and why hearing aids are out of reach for most people who need them.