First Generation Student from School of Public Health to Protect Energy Workers

Cassie Gaskins is the first one to earn bachelor and master degree in her family. She made a lot of effort and now is the role to members of her family. She got an MPH with a specialization in industrial hygiene from the School of Public Health, University of Michigan. She is interested in the energy workersContinue reading “First Generation Student from School of Public Health to Protect Energy Workers”

Apple published a paper for Hearing Study

Apple published a paper, Toward a better understanding of nonoccupational sound exposures and associated health impacts: Methods of the Apple Hearing Study, for Apple’s Hearing Study. This new paper describes the methods of the study, which collects data from hearing tests, sound level at which the participants exposure to environment and headphone, the cardiovascular metricsContinue reading “Apple published a paper for Hearing Study”

A 50 years Noise Research at NIOSH

Noise is among the oldest occupational hazards that related to the occupational hearing loss persisted today. As NIOSH celebrates its 50th anniversary, the NIOSH Hearing Loss Prevention Research Program looks back over 50 years of research and recommendations for preventing occupational hearing loss. The research conducted from 1972 to 2019 are listed as a conclusion.Continue reading “A 50 years Noise Research at NIOSH”

The definition of loud noise and how harmful it is

The loud noise is harmful for the health, including hearing loss, tinnitus, hyperacusis and cardiovascular effects that might be life-changing. It also can lower sleep quality, and impair concentration and academic performance. It’s even been tied to depression and other mental-health issues.  Dr. Neitzel found that kids would be protected from noise-induced hearing loss if their exposure was 75 decibelsContinue reading “The definition of loud noise and how harmful it is”

American Public Health Association releases updated policy statement, “Noise as a Public Health Hazard.”

American Public Health Association releases updated policy statement, “Noise as a Public Health Hazard.” This policy calls for national noise standards, enforcement, education, outreach, and action on noise as a public health hazard.  The whole updated policy statement can be found here in APHA’s website.