Being able to hear speech is an important reason to protect your hearing, but being able to listen to other natural sounds is another good reason.
Noise inside rail cars is a problem, too. Noise levels on Vancouver’s SkyTrain have been as high as 106 decibels, so when traveling by train, remember your ear plugs!
A comic book about noise? Yes! The National Center for Environmental Health has issued a new comic book to teach kids about the dangers of noise.
As public health concern grows, the Pew Charitable Trusts looks at noise pollution. David Sykes finds Pew’s interest encouraging, because it will stimulate awareness.
Two Quiet Coalition co-founders speaking at the American Public Health Association meeting in Philadelphia today. Join Drs. Jamie Banks & Arline Bronzaft for their talk on noise and health.
Where is NYC’s promised Quality-of-Life Plan? Dr. Arline Bronzaft hopes it’s released soon and offers some advice and studies to Deputy Mayor of Operations Laura Anglin.
50 years later the Woodstock generation is dealing with hearing loss. Not surprising since for many loud rock concerts were a way of life. Now, so are hearing aids.
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.