hearing health

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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Tinnitus, hyperacusis, and noise: An interview with audiologist Jan L. Mayes

This is my first podcast. An interview by Cary Norsworthy at Soundproofist. I was worried my stammer would be a problem, although it doesn’t seem too bad. I worry I rambled at times, but I think overall it turned out well. Big thank-you to Cary for doing this interview. Use this link to read the …

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Noise and Children’s Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 1.1 billion children and teenagers are at risk for long-term hearing loss from high level noise. Noise damage also causes tinnitus (hearing extra sound) and hyperacusis (hearing sound extra loud).  The Quiet Coalition reports that environmental noise pollution is a public health crisis. This includes health effects starting …

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