A gene may hold the key to hearing recovery and may explain why noise exposure makes some people deaf but not others.
Millions of Americans don’t protect their ears from noise, creating a generation burdened with hearing loss and more. Dr. Daniel Fink wonders if people would be motivated to protect their hearing and fight for quiet if they knew that noise caused hearing loss, tinnitus, and hyperacusis–none of which can be cured.
Coming to a theater near you? “In Pursuit of Silence,” a “meditative exploration of our relationship with silence” to premier in New York City and Los Angeles.
How can big cities deal with noise pollution? New technologies coupled with citizen activism can spell the way to quieter, healthier cities.
Local governments in Switzerland are using sound specialists to make cityscapes easier on the ears. Click here to read about “the sound of the city.”
Who invented the first sound recording device? It’s not who you think it is. Click here to learn more about this overlooked French inventor.
Hearing loss is on the rise in young adults. Unless they are warned about the dangers of loud sound, young adults “may be destined to swap out their headphones for hearing aids.”
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.