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Reasons for Hearing Loss: Drinking Alcohol

British researchers at the University College of London Hospitals studied a group of 30 healthy adults, tested their hearing levels sober and as they consumed alcohol and discovered that as the subjects drank, their hearing became less acute.

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What exactly is tinnitus (ringing in the ears)?

Tinnitus, also known as ringing in the ears, is the term for the perception of sound when no external...

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Connection between tinnitus and wisdom teeth?

Years ago I read that tinnitus can be caused when wisdom teeth are not being pulled. The teeth put pressure on nerves, and this causes the tinnitus. I've been told my wisdom teeth are severely impacted . I have suffered tinnitus since I was about age 16.

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Loudness of Movies in Theaters

Are there laws or public safety recommendations regarding acceptable noise volume in public movie theaters?

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Chronic Candidiasis (Yeast Infection) in the Ears

For many years I've suffered from yeast infections in my ears. No matter what my doctor does, including antibiotics and other eardrops - it still itches. It also interferes with wearing a hearing aid comfortably. What can I do?

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Mumps and Hearing Loss

A couple of years ago, I got mumps and people were consistently telling us that I should always lie back, and after the mumps had gone by some months I realized that I could hear NOTHING from my left ear. When I checked up, I was told that the mumps had g

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Noise Exposure

I'm a 4th Year Mechanical student, doing my Final Thesis on Trumpet sound. Was wondering what is the Highest Loudness (In decibels, dB) can a Human take before going deaf? In another words, what is the unhealthy loudness of a sound? Where can I read mor

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Can Loud Noise during Exercise Damage my Hearing?

Does loud noise during exercise affect hearing? If so, to what degree?

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Large Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome

Please discuss Large Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome, including management and counseling. How often should hearing be monitored?

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Delayed Hearing Loss from Morse Code Transcription

I copied morse code in the military for over two years averaging 8 hours a day on the radio with headphones listening to code through radioprinter noise and atmospheric noise. I am now thirty years later experiencing hearing loss in the middle and high f

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Vestibular Neuronitis

What are the symptoms of vestibular neuronitis? How long does vestibular neuronitis last? How do you get/catch vestibular neuronitis?

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Lyme Disease and Hearing Loss

Do you know of any relationship with Lyme Disease and Tinnitus? Or Lyme Disease and hearing loss?

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Loud Music Leads to Tinnitus

As a mother of a teenager, I am concerned about the noise levels of the Walkmans. Also, what about the loud music that employees and customers are exposed to in the ''hip'' shops catering to kids?

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Itchy Ears from Cotton Swab Use

When I use Q-Tips to clean my ears, they itch for days. What is the best way to clean my ears and how often should I do it?

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Asymmetric Hearing Loss from Shooters Ear

I am looking for information about hearing loss and firearms. I read an article some years ago that gave information about the difference in ear-level dB exposure in shooters/hunters that shot both right and left handed. The premise of the article was tha

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If I don't treat hearing loss, or if I only get one hearing aid when two are recommended, will my hearing loss get worse?

Delaying the use of hearing aids can lead to more difficulty understanding words because the ears have not been stimulated. Some research indicates that this condition can be reversed with the use of hearing aids.

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The Kiss of Deaf: Hearing Loss and Ear Kisses

It sounds so weird. Like some sort of urban legend. But the fact is well-meaning smoochers have actually done damage to the hearing of the kiss recipient when the kiss is placed...

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The Balanced View of the Vestibular System

We all know that the neck bone is connected to the backbone and the knee bone is connected to the leg bone. All the other bones in our bodies are interconnected with each other...

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Vitamins Prevent Hearing Loss?

Mom was right. Vitamins are good for you. They help stave off disease by strengthening the body's immune system so, indeed, you're less likely to come down with the...

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Hearing Health: New Ear Cleaning "How-To" Rules

Regular readers of Healthy Hearing know we've covered the problem of cerumen ? commonly called ear wax ? in previous editions. Why? Well, we all have it and ear...

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