Apple Magazine


Matt Garlock has trouble making out what his friends say in loud bars, but when he got a hearing test, the result was normal. Recent research may have found an explanation for problems like his, something called “hidden hearing loss.”

Scientists have been finding evidence that loud noise - from rock concerts, leaf blowers, power tools and the like - damages our hearing in a previously unsuspected way. It may not be immediately noticeable, and it does not show up in standard hearing tests.

But over time, Harvard researcher M. Charles Liberman says,

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Apple Magazine

Apple Magazine2 min read
3 Charged With Running $722m Cryptocurrency Scam
Three men were charged with running a cryptocurrency mining operation that officials labeled a “high-tech Ponzi scheme” that bilked investors out of $722 million, federal officials announced Tuesday. Matthew Goettsche, 37, was arrested Tuesday in Col
Apple Magazine3 min read
New Amazon Lease For Ny Space Renews Debate Over Failed Deal
Amazon has signed a lease for a new office space in Manhattan that will house more than 1,500 employees, less than a year after pulling out of a deal for a larger headquarters in the borough of Queens after politicians and activists objected to nearl
Apple Magazine6 min read
How Screen Tech Is Powering Up Apple Products
When Apple recently revealed that it would release its long-anticipated 6K-resolution Pro Display XDR on December 10, it was a reminder of how the company continues to push up standards in screen technology. Indeed, Jonny Evans of Computerworld decla