Rock N’ Roll Hoochie Coochie!

Noise has long been a known source of hearing impairment.  Music, while loud, was traditionally not considered that much of a risk but when our favorite rockers began to experience hearing loss the very same music that we all enjoy became a professional hazard plaguing musicians. Not only the music, but the crowds, blowing up drum sets, fireworks, and other bizarre…

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The Morning After Pill

Most audiologists realize that noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) refers to a gradual, cumulative and preventable decline in auditory function that follows repeated exposure to loud noise. It is, of course, the leading cause of preventable hearing loss.  It is also estimated that 10% (30 million) of Americans are encountering hazardous levels of noise, that 25% of…

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