If you work in a loud environment, you can be damaging your hearing over time. Although noise-induced hearing loss might be one of the biggest concerns for loud working environments, there are other concerns as well. Noise is a distraction that reduces productivity, especially for difficult or complex tasks and it stifles communication. It can […]

Second only to aging, loud noise is the leading cause of hearing loss among adults. A recent report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 24% of adults have audiometric notches. This suggests a high prevalence of noise-induced hearing loss. Additionally, nearly one third of those who reported loud noise at work […]

How To Guard Against Summer Ear Injuries! By Mark Rosenberg, M.D. Summer is here and I know I’m going to start seeing a lot more patients with ear complaints and injuries. Why? Many ear conditions and injuries arise from things associated with warm weather and busier outdoor activity, like water sports, motorcycles, amusement park rides, Fourth […]

learning about noise

International Noise Awareness Day 21st Anniversary by Center for Hearing Communication All over the world, people, organizations, and governments will commemorate the 21st Annual International Noise Awareness Day (INAD) on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. The Center for Hearing and Communication (CHC) founded this yearly event in 1996 to encourage people to do something about bothersome […]

By Dan Morton If you’re hearing a constant ringing noise, then you probably have ear ringing tinnitus. Tinnitus, pronounced “tin-eye-tus” is usually not temporary. Most people at some point in their lives will hear ringing noises, and then they will disappear. This would not be tinnitus. Whistling, roaring, ringing and whooshing noises are the most […]

Exposure To Loud Noise May Cause Tumors & Other Health Risks By Brian Vaszily Bob Seger, Jeff Beck, Sting, Eric Clapton, Peter Frampton and Bob Dylan all have something in common. Their years of hard rocking have left a mark on more than just their fans — after years of exposure to loud noise, they […]