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'Rockin Pneumonia and the Boogie-Woogie Flu' Without the Earache?

Rock n roll is as subtle as a sledgehammer (great song by Peter Gabriel, of course). Its music thats meant to be played LOUD. REALLY, REALLY LOUD. And its been that way since...

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What is the cause of tinnitus?

Tinnitus is the term for the perception of sound when no external sound is present. It is often referred...

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Risk of Hearing Loss from Playing the Saxophone

I am a saxophonist and composer with hearing loss and heard that Bill Clinton's hearing loss was from playing the saxophone, not from the blowing but because of the volume, (noise induced hearing loss). Another article I read said there is concern that b

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New study attempts to uncover ear protection capabilities

New study on mice shows how sensory hair cells can help protect ears from age-related and noise-induced hearing loss.

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OSHA noise and hearing regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 was a paramount movement for workers in the U.S. as it established clear guidelines, standard protections and safety regulations for employers to follow to keep employees safe in the workplace.

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Hearing Loss Causes: MP3 & iPods Raises Teen Hearing Loss

Today's teenagers have worse hearing than those of generations past. One in five teens has already lost some hearing and the problem has increased substantially in recent years. A leading hearing loss cause among teens is MP3 players and iPods played beyond recommended sound limits.

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Hearing Protection: October is National Protect Your Hearing Month

Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the United States. Take this October, National Protect Your Hearing Month, to make a difference in the lives of those around you. Get out in your community and get talking!

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Family Hearing Services, Inc. | Hearing Center Interviews

Family Hearing Services, Inc. serves the general Elko, Nev., region with individually-focused care so patients can find the best solution for their hearing loss.

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Hearing Aids Reviews: All Sounds Amplified Is A Myth

Because hearing aids are essentially amplifiers of sound, there's a dog-eared myth that hearing aids boost volume of all sounds that reach the hearing aid and you hear all sounds equally loud. And myth it is.

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Noise At Work: Harmful to Hearing and Heart

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, approximately 30 million Americans are occupationally exposed to harmful noise at work. And now a just-released study shows that high-level noise in a workplace endangers not only the hearing, but also the heart.

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Study Links Loud Noise to Strokes in Seniors

A recent Danish study reveals that traffic noise increases the likelihood of having a stroke in people over 65.

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Noise Induced Hearing Loss Treatment: Two Drugs May be Better than One

Certain combinations of drugs have been found to be effective in protecting against permanent noise-induced hearing loss, even at lower dosages.

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Phil Collins Ends Career Due to Hearing Loss and Other Health Issues

Singer, performer, and music legend Phil Collins has announced that he will be leaving the music scene due to health problems, including hearing loss.

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Sounds & Noise: Our Brain Helps Us Hear Ourselves Speak

A new study shows that our brains are wired so we can better hear ourselves speak. The findings may be helpful in better understanding some aspects of auditory hallucinations, such as those experienced by people who suffer from schizophrenia.

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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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Noise Levels: Restaurants Take Hearing Loss Seriously

The noise levels in many restaurants reach the threshold of pain, creating a din that can reach sound pressure levels produced by a jet engine. Restaurant owners are looking for ways to keep diners coming in while they keep background sounds down in the comfort zone.

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Hearing Damage: Wind Power Turbines & Low Frequency Sound

A little known phenomenon related to the low frequency sound generated by wind power turbines is making some scientists challenge the common wisdom that what we can’t hear won’t hurt us.

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Child Hearing Loss: Many Cases are Preventable

A vast majority of causes of hearing loss in children are totally preventable because they are caused by the ears' number 1 enemy - loud environmental noise. Take these steps to help protect your kids hearing.

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Hearing Protection: Your Body's Fight or Flight Response Helping You

When your ears are exposed to loud noises, our body chemistry actually changes to try to protect our ears, similar to the fight-or-flight response.

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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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