San Franciscans press their representative to stop airport noise. David Sykes tells us that Americans haven’t gotten the relief they expected after the enactment of noise control requirements in the FAA Reauthorization Act.
Each year the World Health Organization designates March 3rd as World Hearing Day. But every day should be. You only have two ears, so protect them.
NIDCD Director Tucci says hearing health is a global priority. She’s right, or course. So why does the NIDCD insist on promoting an occupational exposure standard as safe for the general public?
Jane Brody writes that you can keep your brain healthy by protecting your hearing. Dr. Fink says the evidence is clear that hearing loss significantly affects brain function.
Pete Wells, the NY Times food critic, wrote of the 8 ways restaurants have changed in the past decade. Dr. Daniel Fink says there is one more way—restaurants have become much noisier.
David Sykes writes about the attention that David Owens book “Volume Control” has attracted, calling it a “wonderfully entertaining narrative filled with fascinating first-hand stories.”
Can a drug that repairs DNA prevent noise-induced hearing loss? That would be great, but Dr. Daniel Fink asks why Americans focus on finding “a pill for every ill” instead of preventing disease in the first place.
Dr. Daniel Fink agrees with a review of David Owen’s book that says it’s reasonable to conclude that hearing loss is not a part of normal aging. The real problem is too much noise.