hearing loss

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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Positive Reviews for Tinnitus Toolbox – Hyperacusis Handbook

Readers are sharing positive reviews for Tinnitus Toolbox – Hyperacusis Handbook. It’s now available for people with tinnitus (hearing too much sound) and hyperacusis (hearing sound too much). It’s for parents looking for answers. It’s for professionals to use as a clinic resource and to share with clients, e.g. audiologists, family doctors, otologists or ENTs,… Read…

Propylene Glycol e-cigarette Hearing Health Vaping Survey

In 2018, I set up a survey to see what other people thought about e-cigarettes using 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. Tinnitus is when people hear sounds in their ears or head when there is no outside …

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Open Letter to Government TRAN Committee to Assess the Impact of Aircraft Noise in the Vicinity of Major Canadian Airports

The Canadian federal government Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure & Communities is holding meetings in Ottawa to Assess the Impact of Aircraft Noise in the Vicinity of Major Canadian Airports. October 30, 2018 was Meeting 117. It’s urgent for Canadians across the country to contact this Committee to let them know your views on aircraft …

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