Healthy Hearing Report

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Shooting Sports and Hearing Loss: 'Bang, Bang. Youre Deaf!'

In the midst of hunting seasons around the country, it seemed appropriate to take a look at what the boom hunters and other shooting enthusiasts enjoy so much is doing to their...

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The Sounds of March Madness are Bad for Your Ears

You probably think that sport is a healthy activity. True, all that cardiovascular workout will likely result in a healthy heart, weight loss, increased bone density, and many...

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Active-Noise Reduction Headsets

If noise reduction reduces good sounds, too, then how do noise-reducing stereo headsets deliver such good sound? Could their design be used for hearing aids?

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Care and Maintenance of Custom Monitors for Musicians.

What are the most common long-term care and maintenance issues with monitors worn in the ear?

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Does Hearing Loss Get Worse Over Time?

Hearing loss tends to get worse gradually as we get older but each case is unique.

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Noise pollution in your neighborhood

Sound occurs when the complex system inside our ears picks up vibrations in the air, which our brains interpret as the birds chirping, clacking keys on a computer and roaring traffic.

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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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Noise: Convertibles Cause Hearing Damage

New research has confirmed that prolonged exposure to road noise and wind buffeting while riding in top-down convertibles can cause hearing damage.

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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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Does Viagra cause hearing loss?

If you are taking Viagra, you should be aware of the various symptoms of hearing loss it can cause.

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Hearing Damage: Roller Coasters Can Cause Barotrauma

As roller coasters continue to push the envelope of speed, a common ear injury - ear barotrauma, can lead to temporary hearing loss, and most commonly causes dizziness, ear discomfort or pain, or a sensation of having the ears pop.

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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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Hearing Loss: 25 Years of Hearing Research Information

Most people believe hearing loss is predominantly age-related, yet research shows that 65 percent of people with hearing loss are younger than 65.

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Noise Pollution: It Harms Your Health and Hearing

Noise damages the delicate hearing mechanism nature provides. Exposure to noise above 80 decibels (dB, the measurement of the loudness of noise and sound) is harmful dependent upon the exposure time.

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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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Hearing Loss Causes: Over The Counter Painkillers

A recent study found men under the age of 60 who regularly take aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are twice as likely to suffer hearing problems such as hearing loss, tinnitus and balance problems.

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Hearing Loss Causes: Pumping the Volume When Pumping Iron

While a good workout is good for everything from muscle tone and balance to weight control and improved heart and lung function, for those who plug in when they pump up, they might be pumping up hearing damage and hearing loss.

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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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Hearing Loss Causes: Not Enough Folates In Your Diet

A recent study found that men over the age of 60 who have a high intake of foods and supplements high in folates have a 20 percent decrease in risk of developing hearing loss.

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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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