Sociopaths on snowmobiles are ruining things for everyone else in Ontario, the Bay Today reports. Noise loving miscreants are modifying snowmobiles to make them louder—on purpose.
Dining out is about more than the food on your plate, says food writer Bob Yesbek. Dr. Daniel Fink agrees and suggests we ask local officials to pass quiet restaurant ordinances.
The NY Times writes about how loud fitness classes are compromising instructors’ vocal cords. Dr. Fink thinks they should worry about their hearing, too, as should their students.
Dr. Daniel Fink shares a recent Physics Today article that introduces us to acoustic ecology, a field that explores the awareness of sound in response to noise pollution.
San Franciscans press their representative to stop airport noise. David Sykes tells us that Americans haven’t gotten the relief they expected after the enactment of noise control requirements in the FAA Reauthorization Act.
Each year the World Health Organization designates March 3rd as World Hearing Day. But every day should be. You only have two ears, so protect them.
NIDCD Director Tucci says hearing health is a global priority. She’s right, or course. So why does the NIDCD insist on promoting an occupational exposure standard as safe for the general public?
Jane Brody writes that you can keep your brain healthy by protecting your hearing. Dr. Fink says the evidence is clear that hearing loss significantly affects brain function.