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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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Noise Damage Prevention Plan to Protect 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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Accessible Tinnitus Mobile Wellness Apps

33% of Deaf people have tinnitus (T). Half of people with T have hearing loss. Any mobile coping apps for people with T distress must be accessible for people who can’t hear spoken instructions. Accessibility includes trained speakers with deep distinct speech, visual indicators, text-based or open captioning (subtitles on). Tinnitus scientists are developing mobile …

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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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