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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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Don't miss the sounds of the season

For most people in the U.S., the beginning of November marks the holiday season, where the weather is chill and the days are shorter.

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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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Which musicians are most at risk for hearing loss?

There has been much recent research about how loud music can damage hearing, whether it's from attending multiple concerts with protecting your hearing or playing music too loudly through your headphones.

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Top five noisiest occupations

Nearly 30 million people in the U.S. per year are exposed to hazardous noise in the workplace. Today, it's the second most common self-reported workplace injury.

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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 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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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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Sites We Like: Ear Plugs & Bike Helmets For Hearing Protection

Healthy Hearing's Sites We Like featuring websites related to foam ear plugs and bike helmets for hearing protection.

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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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Using hearing aids to your advantage during the holidays

Hearing aids are amazing devices that exist in their very technologically advanced state today due to more than 50 years of research and innovation.

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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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Hearing Loss Treatment: Fish Oils Provide Hearing Loss Protection

You didn't think that food and hearing loss treatment could belong in the same sentence, but did you know that fish oils provide hearing loss protection?

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