It’s surprisingly easy for headphones to damage hearing, says Dr. Daniel Fink. So when will someone intervene to stop the potential future epidemic of hearing loss?
Is secondhand noise a matter of life or death? Given that it’s been long known that noise has major involuntary physiological stress impacts on humans, the answer should be yes.
Going to a music festival soon? Make sure the only reminder you leave with is a t-shirt and not noise-induced hearing loss.
Don’t be the neighbor who sees a leaf and runs for the leaf blower. Read Andy Simmons, Reader’s Digest, rant about the scourge of suburbia.
Can preventing hearing loss now prevent dementia later? Recent research indicates the answer is yes. Rather than treating hearing loss later, protect your hearing now and you may avoid dementia.
Most people assume noise only damages hearing, but as Dr. Daniel Fink points out, noise causes a whole host of other health problems. In short—noise kills.
How loud is too loud? Not 85 decibels as the mainstream media generally cites. Dr. Daniel Fink says between 70 and 75 decibels should be the noise exposure limit.
Dr. Arline Bronzaft was quoted in an excellent article on one of the quietest places on earth, as she highlights the need for quiet places.