The impact of environmental noise on kids’ performance in public schools is established, and TQC founding member Dr. Arline Bronzaft has been fighting for children’s right to an uninterrupted education for decades. She reflects on the beginning of her fight and advises parents to continue it by demanding noise-free classrooms for their children.
The perils of fame? For pop stars one peril is hearing damage–either hearing loss or tinnitus–a common injury among professional musicians.
Erica Manfred writes about the problems with hearing aids–and the solutions. They aren’t perfect, but the consequences of not wearing them are profound.
Can teens get tinnitus? Sadly, yes. Emily Barker writes about how she developed tinnitus and hyperacusis at age 19 after a one-time exposure to loud sound at a night club.
Is this the most thoughtful birthday present ever? Dutch town considers giving birthday earplugs to all 16-year olds.
Pioneer researcher, Dr. Arline Bronzaft, who directed the landmark study on the effects of noise on children and their ability to learn, is back with an article that summarizes the troubled history of noise regulation in the United States and points a way forward for researchers and policy makers.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force finds that there is no proven benefit in screening adults for hearing loss. Dr. Daniel Fink disagrees, arguing that if patients knew their hearing was compromised, they might do more to protect it.
It’s Better Hearing Month, a time when we should think about noise, how it affects us, and what we can do about it.