Urban noise is “the absolute scourge of our time,” said a commenter to a Guardian article on urban noise. Dr. Daniel Fink agrees, noting that urban noise is a major health hazard, too.
Dr. Daniel Fink comments on NPR’s recent story on misophonia, commending it for shedding light on a little-known auditory disorder in a thoughtful manner.
Llyod Alter, the design editor at Treehugger, considers whether the Dyson hand dryer is “the world’s worst design object.” No, Xlerator has Dyson beat on noise.
Can’t hear well? There’s an app for that! Dr. Daniel Fink tells us about a new app that helps people with hearing loss translate personal conversations into text.
Dr. Michael Wilkes gives an overview on the impact of hearing loss, how hearing loss leads to social isolation, and why hearing aids are out of reach for most people who need them.
The NIDCD has appointed a new director. Click to learn more about the new director, Debara L. Tucci, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., who began her career as an audiologist.
Does chocolate prevent hearing loss? No, we aren’t that lucky. But do you know what will prevent hearing loss? Avoiding loud noise.
What’s the best ear plug? There are so many to consider, but in the end Dr. Daniel Fink says the best ear plug is the one that you will wear.