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Short Story: Needle Work

Featured photo by Patrick Hendry on Unsplash

Rated M for Mature: Not for young or sensitive readers. Contains violence and paranormal theme.

This story is a flash fiction tale for a new illustrated anthology I’m working on with my favourite graphic designer. I’m curious to see what they will draw for this story.

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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 on how behavioral scientists are addressing diverse global issues today. Each chapter offers a concise overview of a topic, including a glossary of current concepts, and citations to current research.”

Link to new book: Behavioral Science in the Global Arena: Addressing Timely Issues at the United Nations and Beyond.


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 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.

Photo by Mpumelelo Macu on Unsplash


Will MRI Testing Make Tinnitus or Hyperacusis Worse?

Frequently Asked Question

My doctor recommends an MRI test, but I’m afraid the loudness will make my hyperacusis or tinnitus worse. What should I do?

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New Press Kit for Tinnitus Toolbox Hyperacusis Handbook

Due to popular demand, I’ve published a general second edition of Tinnitus Toolbox Hyperacusis Handbook. This is an abridged version of the original book. Changes include fewer acronyms, less science, and only general information on noise-induced damage. The general version book is available in ebook and paperback versions.

The Desk Reference Edition is the original content version with acronyms and plain language reviews of evidence-based science including noise risk to hearing health. This book is only available in paperback.

For more details, please use this link to read the Press Kit for Tinnitus Toolbox Hyperacusis Handbook.


Trivia Quiz: Noise-Induced Tinnitus and Hyperacusis

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.


Feature image by Louis Reed on Unsplash.

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