Noise pollution and hearing loss

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Heard On The Larry Meiller Show
A sign reads "Hazardous Noise May Cause Hearing Loss, Ear Protection Required." The sign is on a door.
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First, pediatrician Dr. Beth Neary and wildlife rehabilitator Amanda Schirmer explain the toll of noise pollution on humans and animals. Audiologist Dr. Candy McGinnis joins us after to focus on how loud, persistent noises can lead to hearing loss.

Featured in this Episode

  • The roar of the world: How noise pollution can be harmful to humans and animals

    From construction noise to rock concerts, noise pollution is defined as inescapable, disturbing sounds in an environment. We learn the effects of noise pollution on humans and animals with a medical doctor and a wildlife rehabilitator.

  • How to protect your ears from loud noises

    An electric drill can permanently damage an unprotected ear in as little as one minute. Other power tools, like lawnmowers and chainsaws, pose risks as well. An audiologist joins to share how we can protect our ears amid spring projects.

Episode Credits

  • Larry Meiller Host
  • Dr. Beth Neary Guest
  • Amanda Schirmer Guest
  • Dr. Candy McGinnis Guest
  • Jill Nadeau Executive Producer
  • Clara Neupert Producer
  • Jeff Robbins Technical Director

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