Hearing

Understanding the Impact of Extreme Sound: Lessons from Krakatoa’s Eruption for Hearing Health

The eruption of Krakatoa on May 20, 1883, stands as a monumental event in natural history, particularly in the study of sound and its impact on hearing health. This Indonesian volcano's eruption was not only a powerful geological phenomenon but also an extraordinary acoustic event. Recorded at an astonishing 310 dB SPL, the sound of Krakatoa's eruption traveled incredibly vast distances, being detected as far as 1,300 miles away in the Bay of Bengal and even on islands nearly 3,000 miles...

Celebrating Better Hearing Month: A Step Towards Better Hearing Health

Every May, we observe Better Hearing Month, an annual campaign organized by the audiology community with the aim of spreading awareness about the importance of hearing health. This month-long event emphasizes the significance of regular hearing check-ups, preventative measures, and the potential treatment options for hearing impairments. Understanding the Importance of Hearing Health Hearing is a vital sense that enables us to communicate, socialize, and navigate the world around us. It plays a critical role in our lives, from our safety to...