What Tinnitus Taught Me

Yes, that’s me on the cover! I’m sharing some of my current coping tools after being asked to write about how having tinnitus (and decreased sound tolerance) inspired my work as an audiologist: What Tinnitus Taught Me. I come from the dark days of the 1980s when “nothing could be done” for my tinnitus distress. […]

If Only We Could See the Damage of Noise Exposure

I was very honoured to have my article featured in Tinnitus Today, Spring 2022 issue. I discuss science from my 2021 papers published in Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, co-authored with Dr. Daniel Fink of The Quiet Coalition. My main point is simple: If Only We Could See the Damage of Noise Exposure. If our […]

Protecting Hearing for Life

As a member (retired status) of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada, I was honoured to have my article featured in Communique for World Hearing Day, 2022. The title and content of Protecting Hearing for Life reflects this year’s theme of, “To hear for life, listen with care.” In summary, our modern society exposes us to harmfully […]

Too Loud Article in The Hearing Journal

I was very excited to have an article published in The Hearing Journal. The title is Too loud: Noise exposure in everyday life is causing hearing loss. I co-authored this with my colleague Daniel Fink, MD, Chair of The Quiet Coalition in the USA. To sum it up, our modern world is so full of […]

The Danger in Headphones

I was honoured to be included in the Hearing Health Foundation Summer 2021 Entertainment issue. My article is on the danger in headphones.  It includes tips on how to lower the risk with safer listening habits. Share on twitter Share on facebook Share on linkedin

Unsafe at any Sound: Hearing Loss and Tinnitus in Personal Audio System Users

This is the second of two papers I co-wrote with my colleague Dr. Daniel Fink of The Quiet Coalition. It was accepted in Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics and is now open access and free to share. This paper reviews personal audio system or personal listening device risk to auditory health from loud sound output. […]

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 […]

Personal Listening Case Scenario in American Family Physician Journal

I was honoured to co-author this case scenario with Dr. Daniel Fink of The Quiet Coalition. The clinical topic is on making recommendations to patients on how to lower personal listening noise exposure. The goal is preventing hearing system damage in upcoming generations of personal listening users including children, teens, and young adults. Noise-induced hearing […]

Tinnitus Today: Building Your Own Hearing Protection Toolkit

I was pleased to write an article and help answer reader questions for the American Tinnitus Association Winter 2020 issue of Tinnitus Today. This is an excellent issue full of research, treatment, and coping news and information. My Tinnitus Q & A is on page 30 and Building Your Own Hearing Protection Toolkit is on […]

A noise control cure for preventable tinnitus and hyperacusis

[Originally published at silencity.com] In a 2019 article titled “Why is there no cure for tinnitus?” the authors looked at whether studies had identified if participants have a history of significant noise exposure that could cause decreased sound tolerance, like hyperacusis or tinnitus. A cure for noise-induced tinnitus and hyperacusis, the authors noted, could be […]