Nigella Lawson, one of the UK’s most famous TV chefs, says she hates loud restaurants. Why? She believes it “drowns out the taste of food.” We would add that it makes conversation impossible.
The hearing loss space is starting to attract investment after four decades of inaction, and a Columbia U. project shows us the focus is on the brain’s role in hearing loss.
A recent study urges the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss as research shows noise-induced hearing loss has worse effects on hearing than age-related metabolic loss.
Do hand dryers hurt kids’ hearing? This 13-year old says “yes!” And she has the paper to prove it—her own, which was published by the Canadian Paediatric Society.
When a prominent public health leader like UCLA’s Dr. Jonathan Fielding addresses how noise can adversely affect human health, noise is finally getting the attention it deserves.
Joyce Cohen interviews Dr. Daniel Fink for her thoughtful article in the Washington Post on how restaurant noise discriminates against the hearing impaired.
A story in Modern Restaurant Management discusses potential design solutions to address restaurant noise. Dr. Daniel Fink suggests this free and easy fix—turn down the amplified sound!
Can acoustic metamaterials rescue your hearing? Maybe 20 years from now, but we don’t have to rely on some future discovery to protect hearing, we can do it now—wear ear protection to protect against loud sound.