There already are many reasons to avoid noise, including sleep disruption. Now research suggests disrupted sleep may be linked to Alzheimer’s.
Another treatment is being trialed for tinnitus. Great news for those who suffer, but we should also focus attention on preventing tinnitus in the first place by avoiding loud noise.
Michigan scientists are studying the natural soundscape. Dr. Daniel Fink says the soundscape is also an indicator of environmental health, because natural quiet is good for all living things.
Google’s Wing begins pilot drone delivery in the U.S. despite sharp criticism in Australia, where they ran their first pilot program. Why the criticism? In a word, noise.
Venture money surges into hearing health treatments, and David M. Sykes says this is extraordinary progress for a long overlooked sector.
Can hearing aids delay the development of dementia? A recent study says yes, people with hearing loss should get hearing aids. Everyone else should prevent hearing loss.
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Will personal music players be the next public health disaster for young people? Dr. Daniel Fink fears the answer is yes, and says we must regulate now to prevent a hearing loss epidemic tomorrow.