How often do you take care of your ears? Hearing hygiene is a thing, I learned through Dr. Marjorie C. McCullagh from the University of Michigan School of Medicine. She studies hearing loss in farmers, and gave me some tips on learning about how to put in my earplugs properly.
Something that we don’t think about often is how concerts and other sounds can affect our health down the line. Hearing is something that we take for granted, and I know that I’m definitely going to think twice when I go to a concert without earplugs after hearing what Dr. McCullagh told me can happen when you don’t take proper precautions!
We also talk about how the sound level of even common place sounds can be too much if its an “impact” vs a “continuous” noise, and other advances in hearing research and behavioral incentives for helping rural health.