More than half of “NYC’s noisiest bars” are in Brooklyn, surprising no one who lives there. Isn’t it time that the “nightlife mayor” does something about it?
Yet another report says headphone volume may cause harm to hearing. If you can’t hear ambient noise when listening to music with headphones, it’s too loud and hearing is being damaged.
Tired of the din that accompanies your dinner when you eat out? You’re not the only one. Click to learn more about noisy restaurants and what you can do to take the din out of dinner.
Cochlear implants bring the gift of hearing to children born without it. They and their parents know the value of hearing, and so should we all.
Annoyed by restaurant playlists, a musician makes his own. Perhaps a better tact would be to turn the music off and let people enjoy conversation with their guests.
Is your spin class destroying your hearing? Dr. Daniel Fink says yes. And he adds that while music may improve performance in rhythmic activities, there is no research showing louder is better.
UK supermarket starts quiet hour for people with autism. Kudos, Morrison’s! Loud sound makes shopping a chore for people with tinnitus, hyperacusis, or hearing loss—anyone who just wants some peace and quiet.
Sound waves might damage soldiers’ brains. Not surprising given that animal studies report structural, genetic, and biochemical changes to brains exposed to loud noise.