Everything You Need to Know About Taking Care of Your Ears
Dr. Kohan was interviewed for Martha Stewart magazine on ear care tips. The sounds all around us—from Lady Gaga belting out her latest ballad to the buzzing of an electric toothbrush—come in loud and clear thanks to a truly miraculous feat of bioengineering....
Study: Oxygen Therapy May Help Sudden Hearing Loss
Dr. Kohan was interviewed for WebMD on a new therapy to help treat sudden hearing loss. "Sensorineural hearing loss occurs in about 1 out of 10,000 people," said Dr. Darius Kohan, and is thought to be triggered by a viral infection or circulatory problems within the...
What happens to your hearing at a music festival?
Dr. Kohan was interviewed for Mother Nature Network on the effects of a music festival on your hearing. Even though we're all susceptible to hearing damage at a music festival, it's interesting to note that to a certain extent, the damage "depends on the individual,"...
The Best Headphones for Kids, According to Pediatric Ear Experts
Dr. Darius Kohan was recently interviewed for an article by NYMag.com He’s quoted as saying: If you do buy volume-limiting headphones, know that they can be jerry-rigged by any smart kid to exceed the 85-decibel volume limit, and sometimes poor technology means these surpass 85 decibels anyway, even when they state otherwise, so supervision is key. […]
Here’s the Reason You Hear Only ‘Laurel’ or ‘Yanny’
Dr. Darius Kohan was recently interviewed for an article by HealthLine.com. He’s quoted as saying: But experts say our senses are not nearly so infallible. In fact, these instances instead highlight how subjective our own faculties can be. “The way we interpret sound is very, very individual,” Dr. Darius Kohan, director of otology/neurotology at Lenox […]
Dr. Kohan to be Inducted to Children Hearing Institute Medical & Educational Advisory Board
The Children’s Hearing Institute is pleased to announce our Benefit Cocktail Reception on Thursday, May 10th in the Delegates Dining Room at the United Nations. This exclusive event will commemorate CHI’s 35th Year and launch our exciting new campaign: #HearInNewYork. Members of the new Advisory Board will: 1) act as ambassadors of CHI and its […]
Drinking May Worsen Hearing Loss at Loud Concerts
Dr. Darius Kohan was interviewed for an article in Drugs.com. In the article he is quoted as saying: THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 — High-decibel music blasting at big concert venues is a known cause of short-term hearing loss. But new research suggests drinking doesn’t help matters, with drunk concertgoers actually moving closer to loudspeakers. Dr. Darius […]
Patients’ Hearing Loss May Mean Poorer Medical Care
Many seniors may not hear everything their doctors tell them, new research suggests, and that could raise the risk of medical errors. “In our study of 100 patients 60 and older, 43 reported mishearing a doctor or nurse in an inpatient or community health care setting, lending vulnerability to unintended error,” said researcher Simon Smith, […]
How You Can Lose Your Hearing During a ‘Sonic Attack’
Damage can be done without pain or noticeable symptoms in this type of attack that was reportedly used against U.S. diplomats in Cuba. Sound can be weaponized. If you don’t believe that, you might want to read some recent news stories coming out of Cuba. There are reports that a group of U.S. diplomats on […]
Hearing Loss Rates Holding Steady for U.S. Teens
There’s good and bad news from a new study on the noise blasted in American teenagers’ ears — more kids are listening to music via earphones than ever before, but rates of hearing loss have not increased. Still, “the overall take-home message … is that not only are the elderly at danger of significant hearing […]