Dementia isn’t inevitable, and neither is hearing loss, writes Dr. Daniel Fink. Treating dementia’s risk factors has reduced its incidence, and we can reduce hearing loss by protecting our hearing.
Does coronavirus affect the auditory system? Preliminary research suggests the virus could affect the auditory system and the vestibular system that regulates balance. One more reason to wear a mask and take other precautions.
COVID lockdowns brought quiet to cities, but with a return to normal comes noise. In Paris, the city is fighting back by enforcing quiet laws against noisy motorcycles.
Sometimes we need to put up with noise, writes Dr. Daniel Fink. No, really. Especially when the noise is just a traditional part of the natural soundscape.
It’s not just humans that thrive in quiet. Dr. Daniel Fink shares a link to a National Geographic tv show on beluga whales that shows belugas sing better in a quiet ocean.
How to deal with noisy neighbors during COVID? Avoid confrontation, says Dr. Arline Bronzaft, and remember that patience and understanding is key.
Age-related hearing loss is almost certainly noise induced hearing loss says a recent report, confirming Dr. Daniel fFnk’s conclusion after reviewing the literature in 2017.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that headphone use causes hearing loss. Dr. Daniel Fink is not surprised, as most volume limiting headphones still deliver a damaging 85 decibels.