Visual Guide to Critical Distance for Sound

Understanding how distance affects the transmission and intelligibility of sound is important to hearing care professionals.  Understanding critical distance for sound helps the hearing professional counsel patients more effectively. For some, attempting to apply formulae and actually make measurements is more than they want.  Therefore, this post is an attempt to have a picture (or…

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July 4th – Celebrate Safely

The Fourth of July and fireworks are traditional in the US, and go together like hamburgers and hot dogs. And, as thrilling as it is to watch fireworks, care should be exercised because the sound pressures generated by fireworks can lead to hearing damage if proper precautions are not employed.   Short History Ancient China…

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