Amusement parks and other venues are making efforts to welcome visitors with autism. One way is by making environments quieter, which also benefits people with hearing disorders.
Toronto cracks down on noisy cars and motorcycles with the launch of a new awareness and enforcement campaign. Loud muffler? Booming music? Get out your wallet, because that’ll cost you.
Nigella Lawson, one of the UK’s most famous TV chefs, says she hates loud restaurants. Why? She believes it “drowns out the taste of food.” We would add that it makes conversation impossible.
The hearing loss space is starting to attract investment after four decades of inaction, and a Columbia U. project shows us the focus is on the brain’s role in hearing loss.
A recent study urges the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss as research shows noise-induced hearing loss has worse effects on hearing than age-related metabolic loss.
Do hand dryers hurt kids’ hearing? This 13-year old says “yes!” And she has the paper to prove it—her own, which was published by the Canadian Paediatric Society.
When a prominent public health leader like UCLA’s Dr. Jonathan Fielding addresses how noise can adversely affect human health, noise is finally getting the attention it deserves.
Joyce Cohen interviews Dr. Daniel Fink for her thoughtful article in the Washington Post on how restaurant noise discriminates against the hearing impaired.