Hand Dryers: For Kids, Beware the Noise

It’s no secret that hand dryers installed in public bathrooms can seem rather loud, but we were blown away by a young scientist’s findings when she put the volume levels of 44 automated machines to the test in restrooms across...

May Is Better Hearing Month: Spring Into It With Less Noise, More Joy

Ahhh, spring! As power tools whir, ball games bloom, and concerts sprout, are your ears protected from the louder sounds of the season? Some noises pack a bigger punch than your ears should take, so for Better Hearing Month this...

Hearing Loss and Work: The 6 Most At-Risk Occupations

Most of us assume that we can pinpoint the causes of our hearing loss — too many loud concerts in our youth, living near a busy airport, illness, injury, age, overdoing it on ototoxic medications, etc. In reality, hearing loss...