Year: 2020

e-Cigarette and Vaping Hearing Health Survey

In 2018, I set up an e-cigarette and vaping hearing health survey to see what other people experienced after using non-organic e-cigarettes with vape juice containing ear poison (ototoxic) propylene glycol (PG). It’s not an “allergy” or “sensitivity”. Ototoxic chemicals damage the hearing and/or balance system on direct contact. A big problem is whether PG …

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New Cover for Doctor Bell Anthology of Tinnitus Terror Tales

One problem with writing fiction and non-fiction is that some readers think all my books are non-fiction. The new cover for my Doctor Bell Anthology of Tinnitus Terror Tales definitely screams horror fiction. I’m very happy with the amount of blood and Bell’s flashy otoscope for looking in people’s ear canals. I hope readers like …

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Community Noise Chapter by Dr. Arline Bronzaft in New IAP Book

Quiet cheers to Dr. Arline Bronzaft who contributed the timely and important chapter on community noise risk to public health in the context of crime, human rights, etc. Book description includes: “This panoramic yet concise 230-page volume is designed for students and professionals in the behavioral sciences, psychology and social work to provide state-of-the-art information …

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How to Protect Kid’s Ears from Constant Headphone Use

This recent NYT article by Joyce Cohen identifies evidence-based noise risk info for parents and others on How to protect kid’s ears from constant headphone use. It’s not just kids. Everyone who listens at >50% volume is at risk of permanent progressive hearing health damage. Teach children to keep the volume <50% to protect their …

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