by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition
This piece from New Jersey radio station New Jersey 101.5 offers sound advice about protecting children’s hearing.
Parents should protect children’s ears from noise, just as they protect their skin from the sun. Sun causes sunburn, and over the years wrinkles, age spots, and skin cancers. Similarly, exposure to noise causes hearing loss, tinnitus, and hyperacusis. Both are hazardous environmental exposures to be avoided or certainly limited.