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 hearing, speech understanding, and music clarity for future quality of life. Teach children to entertain themselves with activities that don’t include using headphones with devices.
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This year, 2020, is the International Year of Sound. May is Speech and Hearing Month in Canada. By taking steps now to reduce harmful noise, we can make our communities quiet, healthy, and accessible for everyone.
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Let’s act like every day is Earth day to prevent climate change.
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Mayes, Jan L. (2020, April 8). A noise control cure for noise-induced tinnitus and hyperacusis. thequietcoalition.org
Mayes, Jan L. (2019, Oct 5). Education report: Canada federal air pollution plus noise pollution public policy.
Mayes, Jan L. (2019, Feb 18). Urban noise levels are high enough to damage auditory sensorineural health. Sound and the Healthy City, special issue of the Cities and Health Journal, Routlegdge. DOI 10.1080/23748834.2019.1577204
Continue reading Summary of Articles by Jan L. Mayes 2010-2020
The Quiet Coalition recently published my guest article: Mayes, Jan L. (2020, April 8). A noise control cure for noise-induced tinnitus and hyperacusis. thequietcoalition.org
This article was previously published at silencity.com (Feb 7, 2020).