Who was “Dif” Smith?

If you were not raised in Texas or live outside the US, this Texas hero may have escaped your history lessons. Erastus Smith was born in New York on April 19, 1787.   In 1798, at age 11, his family moved to Port Gibson, Mississippi Territory (near Natchez) where he finished his formative years.  According to…

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Woodworking and Hearing Protection: A Carpenter’s View

While most audiologists realize that exposure to power tool noise while wood working can be hazardous to your hearing, there are still others that are not convinced.  Often they feel that they have been exposed to noise for such a long time more exposure it will not make much difference.  Since there is already a…

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