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How is Sound Measured?
Many factors influence how loud a sound seems. One easily measured factor is sound intensity, or volume, which is measured in decibels. A-weighted decibels, or “dBA,” are often used to describe sound level recommendations for healthy listening.Read More
Yikes! Only Eight Percent of U.S. Adults Consistently Use Hearing Protectors at Loud Events
According to a 2018 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only eight percent of US adults say that they regularly wear hearing protectors at loud athletic and entertainment events.Read More
Noisy Planet Welcomes New NIDCD Director
Debara L. Tucci, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., became the director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), part of the National Institutes of Health, on September 3, 2019.Read More
Line Up! To Reverse Hearing Loss, New Hair Cells Need to Stand in Formation
Scientists have been studying how to regrow damaged hair cells to restore hearing. Replacing hair cells might not be enough—to function properly, new hair cells also need to be organized in a specific way.Read More
Protect Your Child’s Hearing This School Year
Schools are filled with the sounds of packed hallways and cafeterias, band practices, and sporting events. Be sure that kids have their hearing tested and keep earplugs in their backpacks.Read More
New Way to Grow Hair Cells in the Lab Might Lead to Hearing Loss Treatment
People who have lost their hearing may one day be able to get it back, thanks to recent research that uses a new lab recipe to grow inner ear cells.Read More