Dr. Fink is glad Consumer Reports focuses on noise and health, but asks why they cite an occupational exposure level as appropriate for the general public.
Researchers have discovered why we temporarily hear muffled sound after a loud noise. While the muffled hearing will usually go away, the damage caused to hearing is permanent.
Leaf blower hazards include deafening noise levels of 100 dB or more and may include carcinogenic exhaust. If the government won’t act, maybe litigation will compel change.
Aircraft noise is a problem inside the plane, too, says Dr. Daniel Fink. He wears noise-canceling headphones when he flies and recommends that you do, too.
FAA ok’s Google to start drone deliveries. Think airplane noise is terrible? Wait until Google & Amazon make your neighborhood a hellscape with fleets of drones.
Music festival noise stresses out research fish at Univ. of Miami lab. Dr. Daniel Fink asks if the noise is causing measurable stress to fish, what’s it doing to humans?
Here come Uber’s flying taxis. If and when they do come, there’s no doubt everyone within hearing distance will know. Time for noise advocates to step up and face this very real threat.
It seems obvious that noise would affect children’s learning, but it took a groundbreaking study by Dr. Arline Bronzaft to prove it. And now we have a standard for classroom acoustics.