One consequence of the pandemic is that the world is getting quieter, writes Dr. Daniel Fink. He points us to work showing low frequency noise created by humans has decreased as people stay home.
Canadians find quiet ways to connect during the pandemic, and Dr. Daniel Fink muses that maybe one silver lining to this awful period is that we can all enjoy cleaner, quieter air.
Dr. Arline Bronzaft reports on charts produced by Bruitparif, the agency that oversees 150 sound monitor around Paris. The charts show a considerable drop in sound levels after the pandemic took hold.
Dr. Daniel Fink writes about insightful essay by someone who wears hearing aids but uses lip reading to understand what others are saying.
Jan L. Mayes writes that preventing noise from happening in the first place is better than a cure for noise-induced tinnitus, hyperacusis, and other hearing damage caused by noise.
Dr. Daniel Fink writes about the elegant way Mumbai is solving its horn problem—the police hook up decibel meters to lights and if drivers honk their horns, the light remains red!
A tech solution to restaurant noise? Yes, but at a cost—$60k to $80k, to be exact. Or restaurateurs could engage in some cheap self-help and just turn down the music volume.
Popular Science looks at hidden hearing loss and provides an easy to understand primer on the disorder. Have a problem hearing in a noisy room? You need to read this.