Is your music making you deaf? Technically, no, says Dr. Daniel Fink. But loud music can cause hearing loss and tinnitus, which are occupational hazards for rock musicians.
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.
Another treatment is being trialed for tinnitus. Great news for those who suffer, but we should also focus attention on preventing tinnitus in the first place by avoiding loud noise.
David Pogue writes about what people with disabilities would like us to know before we stare. Dr. Daniel Fink adds his thoughts about what people with invisible disabilities would like you to know.
Doctors with disabilities? Yes, we are people too. Too often, however, doctors hide their disabilities. Dr. Daniel Fink talks about auditory disabilities and says they should be destigmatized.
The best headphones for children? None, says Dr. Daniel Fink. Why? Headphones marketed for kids claim that 85 dB is safe, but it’s not. Protect your kids’ hearing and just say no to headphones!