Too Loud: Nonoccupational Noise Exposure Causes Hearing Loss

In July, my colleague Dr. Daniel Fink and I had two papers accepted for publication in Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics.

Both papers are open access and free to share.

The first paper is on noise risk to auditory health from common everyday sound sources that are too loud. This includes movies (including animated and musicals rated for children), concerts, stadium events, public transit, household appliances, and power tools.

Noise control includes low noise emission limits for environmental noise pollution and lower volumes and/or hearing protection requirements for entertainment noise.

Too loud! Non-occupational noise exposure causes hearing loss.