Speaking up - PittsburghLIVE.com: "Catherine Palmer, director of audiology at UPMC Eye and Ear Hospital in Oakland, admits baby boomers sometimes are connected to a lifestyle of rock 'n' roll that has led to bad ears.
But she says most boomers haven't experienced the eardrum-thumping power of a concert frequently enough to make it a crucial matter.
Rather, she says, the group simply is dealing with the realities of an industrialized society where the ears always are being assaulted, by lawn mowers, trucks -- and loud music.
'It's a noisy world out there,' says Palmer, also an associate professor in the department of communication science and disorders at the University of Pittsburgh.
She says boomers are not in denial about hearing problems.
But, 'they are in denial of age,' she says. 'They are part of a very active generation and want to be able to communicate.'
She says, though, that baby boomers probably aren't having more hearing problems than other generations, but rather are more active in looking for solutions to their problems.
A larger group of people experiencing hearing problems makes the problems more visible -- and drives the quest for more varied solutions.
Turning up the volume"
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Speaking up & Assault on the Ears -- Sunday Newspaper Ink for my wife, Catherine Palmer
Catherine was in the newspaper the other day and I failed to put the link on my blog. Enjoy the article.