Healthy Hearing Report

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Hearing Protection: Prevention is the Answer

Introduction:Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), while irreversible and incurable (at least, at this writing), is absolutely preventable. We have known and understood the iss...

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MP3 Players: Are They Damaging Your Hearing Health?

One out of three teens owns an iPod or some other MP3 music storage and playback device. Theyre the ones you see wearing ear buds - those little speakers that produce big wh...

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Cicada Ear: Any Loud Noise Is Dangerous

Have you been going buggy over the mating call of this years crop of cicadas? These love sick insects appear every 17 years one of natures wonders. However, the fact is years...

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Musicians: Going Deaf for a Living

Whether you front for a rock band, filling stadiums with screaming fans, or youre first violin at the philharmonic - making music is your business. And, because your sensitive,...

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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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Environmental Noise Pollution Threatens Hearing and Health

When you hear the word nausea you probably think of that sick queasy feeling induced by motion sickness or other causes. The last thing that jumps to mind is that nausea can...

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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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Earbud Ear: Fast Track to Hearing Loss

MP3 Players and Hearing LossThe next time you drop off the kids at school, notice how many youngsters have those ubiquitous white wires draped over their shoulders. These kids...

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Wind Farms: Good for the Environment, Bad for the Ears?

Here is the good news: wind energy is clean and renewable. It doesnt produce toxic waste that causes environmental damage, or deplete natural resources such as coal, oil or gas....

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'Summer's Here and the Time Is Right For Dancin In the Street'

~Martha and the VandellasYou betcha summers here. Cookouts, sunny days at the beach, sun block, surfs up come on, its the most fun time of the entire year. What a bummer the i...

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What contributes to itching ears, not just for those who wear hearing aids, but also for those who do not?

What contributes to itching ears, not just for those who wear hearing aids, but also for those who do not?

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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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Can soft earmolds be used as hearing protection in noise?

Can soft earmolds be used as hearing protection in noise?

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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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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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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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Overview of noise pollution

Unlike other forms of pollution, which often prompt visible effects, noise pollution is invisible and thus less noticeable.

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Noisy Toys Are Not Child's Play

With the holidays just around the corner, you are probably hoping that a set of drums is not on your child's gift list. But did you know that this notoriously loud...

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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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No Tobacco Day = No Hearing Loss Day

Numerous studies have demonstrated smokers have a 70 percent greater risk of developing hearing loss with age versus those who do not smoke. In addition, the risk of hearing loss increases with the number of cigarettes smoked, as well as with the intensity and the duration of exposure to smoke.

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