JASA, the international journal of record in acoustical science, looks at the world-wide natural experiment in sudden quiet brought on by the pandemic.
Photo credit: Aeveraal licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition Consumers want relevant information about products they buy, and warning labels work. That’s the message inherent in this New York Times report on food warning labels for...
Coronavirus has people howling at the moon, writes Dr. Daniel Fink. And he understands why. In times such as these, coming together through sound brings comfort and unity.
Third-hand smoke is the residue that secondhand smoke leaves behind. We’re lucky there’s no such thing as third-hand sound, because we have more than enough sound, says Dr. Daniel Fink.
What to do when people shout into their cell phones near youWhat to do when people shout into their cell phones near you? The NY Times’ Philip Galanes suggests you politely ask them to lower their voice, but know that the response may not be polite.
Is your music making you deaf? Technically, no, says Dr. Daniel Fink. But loud music can cause hearing loss and tinnitus, which are occupational hazards for rock musicians.
Dr. Daniel Fink points us to a delightful essay on learning to run without headphones if your smartphone dies. You just might rediscover the joy of listening to the world.
Harvard Medical School looks at hearing and brain health in a blog post by Dr. James Maple. David Sykes recommends it as a primer on the subject.