Quiet Your World
While many people desire a quieter environment, medical research is now showing that everyone may actually live a healthier life if we could make the world a quieter place. From the city sounds of sirens and construction, to the blaring music in restaurants and shopping malls, to the sounds of lawn mowers and leaf blowers in the suburbs, loud noise seems inescapable. Even in homes and apartments, blenders, microwave ovens, and vacuum cleaners drive up the noise to uncomfortable levels.
Hyperacusis Research is committed to building awareness about the dangers of noise for everyone. We are excited to join with The Quiet Coalition which is bringing all the latest research together and gathering partnering organizations to mitigate dangerous noise levels for the public (see full story).
In addition, hyperacusis sufferers experience challenges with noise that most people never have to think about. Some of these challenges can impact other important health concerns such as medical diagnostic testing or dental needs.
This section is devoted to sharing the latest information related to making our world a quieter place as well as ideas for quieter products for home, personal or medical needs.
The Quiet Coalition: Eliminating Dangerous Noise
Hyperacusis Research is excited to announce the formation of The Quiet Coalition, which seeks to reduce environmental noise. Bryan Pollard, president of Hyperacusis Research, is a founding member. The Quiet Coalition consists of science, health, and legal professionals
Workplace Noise Injury includes Hyperacusis
Hyperacusis Research partnered with the author of this story in USA Today which features Jeff Ammon telling his challenging story of noise injury including severe hyperacsuis. “Eight years ago, Jeff Ammon, now 55, began noticing a feeling of pressure in his ears every...
Tinnitus Today: What IS a Safe Noise Level?
In a recent issue of Tinnitus Today, Bryan Pollard and Daniel Fink, M.D., discuss this question: What IS a safe noise level? When does noise exposure start causing hearing loss? The answer to this question underlies a renewed effort to protect the hearing of everyone.
Quiet Communities: Reducing Environmental Noise
Quiet Communities is a nonprofit organization that takes an evidence-based approach to help communities understand the adverse effects of gas powered outdoor maintenance and find quiet, sustainable, and healthy solutions. Noise from landscape equipment is not simply
Everyday Challenges with Noise at Home
The challenges for hyperacusis patients start before they leave home. A simple task such as drying your hair is not so simple since most hair dryers cannot be tolerated by hyperacusis patients. However for every loud product there is often a quiet option. For example...
While many people may dislike dental work, for a hyperacusis patient, the challenges of facing a dental drill can be quite overwhelming. The good news is laser drilling can offer a very quiet option if the work required is for a tooth with no prior fillings. However...