Of hurricanes and hearing aids

By David H. Kirkwood This post was first published August 30, 2011.  As we have already witnessed the start of the 2016 season we still draw comparisons of expectations and reality. Watching how my fellow New Yorkers reacted to Tropical Storm (née Hurricane) Irene over the past weekend reminded me of the tremendous power of…

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The kids are all right: Universal Newborn Hearing Screenings

David Kirkwood first published this post in June of 2011. In 2016, we are still working to have universal newborn hearing screenings across the world. Nearly everyone would agree that there is never a good time for a baby to be born deaf or with a significant hearing loss. And children who suffer hearing loss…

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Adverse Health Effects of Industrial Wind Turbine Noise: How the Ear and Brain Process Infrasound

This article, the final of three installments, discusses the relationship between various health effects and our current understanding of the processing of infrasound by the ear and brain.{{1}}[[1]]Part 1: Adverse Health Effects of Industrial Wind Turbines; Part 2: Evidence of Negative Health Effects from Industrial Wind Turbines[[1]] By Jerry Punch, PhD, and Richard James, INCE, BME…

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Adverse Health Effects from Industrial Wind Turbines

Negative Health Effects of Noise from Industrial Wind Turbines: Some Background This post, the first of a three-part series, provides a broad overview of the topic. The second installment will review the major research findings linking low-frequency noise and infrasound from industrial wind turbines with effects on health and quality of life. Part three will discuss the…

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