Pete Wells, the NY Times food critic, wrote of the 8 ways restaurants have changed in the past decade. Dr. Daniel Fink says there is one more way—restaurants have become much noisier.
David Sykes writes about the attention that David Owens book “Volume Control” has attracted, calling it a “wonderfully entertaining narrative filled with fascinating first-hand stories.”
Can a drug that repairs DNA prevent noise-induced hearing loss? That would be great, but Dr. Daniel Fink asks why Americans focus on finding “a pill for every ill” instead of preventing disease in the first place.
Dr. Daniel Fink agrees with a review of David Owen’s book that says it’s reasonable to conclude that hearing loss is not a part of normal aging. The real problem is too much noise.
Sarah Sax has written a fascinating article that concludes NYC needs to better regulate noise. Dr. Arline Bronzaft agrees and has some advice to offer.
Sleep may be good for your salary, a recent study concludes. Dr. Daniel Fink asks if people who earn more can afford to live in quieter neighborhoods conducive to good sleep.
Don’t let unsafe use of tech and toys ruin your children’s hearing. Skip the headphones and loud toys, and give your kids the gift of continued good hearing.
Have electronics manufacturers hooked a generation on loud sound? Sadly yes, says Dr. Daniel Fink, but we still have time to save today’s teenagers from untreatable hearing loss.