Loud sound is a health hazard

David McAlpine, Professor of Hearing, Language & The Brain and the leader of Macquarie University’s Australian Hearing Hub had a TV interview with ABC 24 News, a radio interview on 2UE and ABC702 and has written a piece for The Australian that was published on Thursday 14 January 2016 about the potential of permanent hearing loss over this music festival season.
Read it here (paywall):http://macq.it/1Sj5xyk

Professor David McAlpine

Professor David McAlpine   Photographer: Chris Stacey

“Bob Marley said: “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” But perhaps if loud music did hurt more we would be careful in exposing ourselves to sound that causes permanent damage,’ Professor David McAlpine in The Australian writing about music festivals and the danger of hearing loss.

‘You wouldn’t go to a gig beaming high-powered laser lights into your eyes for four hours would you? Imagine the conversation in the street. “G’day mate, how was the gig?” “Great — couldn’t see for a week”’- Professor David McAlpine in The Australian writing about music festivals and the danger of hearing loss.

‘In the not too distant future we will look back on our neglect of social noise exposure in the way we have done for other harmful things that seemed OK at the time — cigarettes, exposure to the sun and food overloaded with sugar.’ Quote from the article: ‘Just Turn That Music Down as it’s Just too Loud,’ appearing in The Australian, 14/1/2016.