Hearing protection

Jan L. Mayes shares current Info on protecting hearing health.

Measure Noise Pollution using Free NIOSH Sound Level Meter Smartphone App

[Revised July 10, 2019] There are lots of Smartphone sound level meter apps, but most aren’t accurate or free. Many pretend to be free but cost money to change the default settings to public health recommended settings for environmental noise. The noise scientists at the National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health in the U.S. …

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MRI Testing Double Hearing Protection

[Revised March 12, 2019]. Experts now recommend MRI testing double hearing protection: earplugs plus earmuffs together. MRIs are high risk for hearing loss, tinnitus, and hyperacusis. Sometimes ENTs recommend an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) to help diagnose different conditions, including possible causes of hearing problems. MRIs use magnetism, radio waves and a computer to create …

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Open Letter to FDA Drug Trials re Sound Pharmaceuticals Feb 2018 SPI-1005 clinicaltrials.govNCT02779192

[October 30, 2018: still not recruiting] Feel free to use content of this letter as needed. FDA Drug Trials Email: CDER-OSI-GCPReferrals@fda.hhs.gov Regarding: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02779192 To whom it may concern, Please terminate Sound Pharmaceuticals, Inc. clinicaltrials.govNCT02779192 planning to recruit participants with noise-induced hearing loss with anticipated start date in February 2018. The noise trauma TTS methodology designed …

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