Healthy Hearing Report

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Athletics and Earpieces

I am trying to locate some sort of soft earpieces or inserts for people who wear hearing aids while participating in sports. Do you know of anything on the market that would reduce the risk of injury from a mild blow to the ear? I hate my hard acrylic ear

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Earplugs for Pressure Equalization in Flight

I have tinnitus and my ears are sensitive to air pressure changes in airplane rides. I would like to have custom earplugs made (from ear impressions) that protect against that pressure change. Are you able to do that or do you know someone who might be ab

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Attenuation Provided by Custom Monitors Worn In The Ear for Musicians.

What is the typically amount of attenuation that is provided with custom musicians' monitors worn in the ear?

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How Do Custom Monitors In The Ear for Musicians Work?

I am trying to understand the basics of how in monitors that sit in the ear work. What is the musician hearing? Is it the entire band; is it only his/her vocals and/or instrument? How does the musician hear the crowd, or do they need to?

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Construction Workers and Hearing Loss - Going Deaf for a Living

  You see them everywhere - hardhats, safety-orange vests, steel-toed boots, protective eyewear - these are the men and women who build our homes and offices, build and...

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Hearing Protection for Young Children

Are there precautions we should take to protect the hearing of very young children? Is the hearing mechanism of infants more susceptible to damage from noise than that of adults and older children?

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Noise Induced Hearing Loss: 100% Preventable

Noise induced hearing loss can be so gradual over time that it goes unnoticed until there is a significant loss. Noise induced hearing loss is usually painless, progressive and always permanent but can also be 100 percent preventable.

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Can I Prevent My Hearing Loss From Getting Worse?

Yes, you can protect your hearing from noise and preserve the hearing you have.

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Noise Pollution: Urban Noise Hurts Ears and Health

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Americans cite noise pollution as the biggest problem affecting their neighborhoods – even more than crime. Some 138 million people are regularly exposed to noise levels labeled as excessive by the EPA.

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Are Earplugs Necessary? Can I Use Something Else?

Do you really need to use specially-designed earplugs for hearing protection? Can you use other, more inexpensive materials such as cotton balls?

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Protecting Yourself from Hearing Loss: It Starts at Home

You expect high noise levels on a busy city street with traffic, police sirens, jackhammers and the din of the crowd. So, you can prepare for the onslaught of sound by wearing...

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Important Message for October: Protect Your Hearing!

Are you missing the lazy, hazy days of summer? As the song goes, you may not "want to say goodbye to the summer" (especially if you live in colder climates), but...

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Summer Concerts and Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: Pack your Earplugs

With the summer and fall concert series in full swing, there's a lot of happy couples spreading their blankets on the expanse of lawn, opening a nice bottle of merlot and...

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Got a Train to Catch? Grab Your Earplugs!

A recent study published by hearing health professionals from the University of Washington and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health clearly demonstrates that...

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Men's Health Week: Preventing Hearing Loss a Top Priority

Hard to believe that another year has gone by and it's already June ? a month that seems to be all about enjoying warm weather, getting outdoors and men. Men? Well,...

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Natural Protection Against Hearing Loss

Exposure to loud noise is an ear buster. Scientists and researchers have long known that exposure to loud noise, especially over an extended period, will cause hearing loss. We...

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Temporary Hearing Loss and March Madness

College basketball fans across the US are gearing up for the excitement of March Madness, and the major league baseball season will soon be in full swing. Being involved in...

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OSHA: 20 Years of Workplace Noise Regulations

In the spring of 2008, the Occupational and Safety Administration (OSHA) ? charged with keeping workers safe on the job ? released the agenda for the...

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Protect Your Hearing During Hunting Season

With the breeze freshening and the leaves falling, its that time again time to remind those who enjoy shooting sports to cover your ears, whether hunting upland game or...

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Summertime Sounds: Hearing Protection Devices

Noise induced hearing loss is preventable by simply wearing hearing protection. You may not notice immediate damage; but remember that exposure is cumulative through the years - so start protecting your hearing now.

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