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.
After a New Year’s fireworks display resulted in the death of hundreds of birds, Devon council in the UK is enforcing a noise limit on future displays.
How much time should you spend in nature each week? According to UK researchers the answer is two hours. why? No one is quite sure, but Dr. Daniel Fink thinks the absence of loud sound could be a clue.
Apple debuted an app for the Apple watch that alerts wearers to excessive noise. Dr. Daniel Fink says the alert is unnecessary because we already have an alert system—our ears!
Helicopter crash in Manhattan shows risks of Uber’s “urban air-taxi” fantasy go beyond horrendous noise. An accident above is potentially dangerous to everyone below.
Dr. Daniel Fink ponders how much noise he makes and how he can reduce it after reading Paige Towers’ article on what we can do to reduce our noise footprint.
How to make your town quieter? Urge your local government to “Buy Quiet” when machinery, tools, and equipment are replaced. And encourage local businesses, too!
The London Post reports that noise on 37 Tube routes exceeds 85 dB, but the transport authority insists loud noise is unlikely to cause long-term hearing damage. Dr. Fink says they’re wrong.