One in Three Adults Exposed to Risky Levels of Noise
The Apple Hearing Study found that many adults are exposed to excess noise, which can lead to hearing loss and more. The data was collected from Apple Watch and analyzed by Dr. Neitzel’s research team from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. You can see the article with details here from CNET.
Videos related to hearing loss prevention from WHO
The World Health Organization just released two videos related to hearing loss prevention. They can be found on the link1 and link2.
Noise regulation updates on the Canadian Province of Alberta
The Canadian Province of Alberta is updating their noise regulation, and link to the attached document, which can be found at this link.
A new podcast about sound
Sounds and noise are all around us. How does that affect our health? Dr. Richard Neitzel was invited by Everything is Public Health to discuss about it on their new podcast. You can find the entire podcast here.
Air transmission is more risk than surface to get COVID
At University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, there is a study about the COVID-19 finished. It collected samples from air and surface at the public space to check the risk with different transmission way. The result shows that the risk of air transmission is 1000 times higher than the surface transmission. It is an addition…
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 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 metrics…
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.…
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 decibels…
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