by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has just published a fact sheet about the dangers of power tool noise for hearing.
I grew up helping my father maintain the small apartment house in which we lived, and still do a lot of home maintenance indoors and out.
After I became a noise activist in 2014 and learned how dangerous noise is for our ears, I have become much more protective about my hearing. If I use almost any tool louder than a screwdriver or a rake, I use hearing protection. Even when I hammer in one nail, and certainly if it’s any tool that has a motor.
And so should you.