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Whats All the Buzz About Fly Ear?

People hear in stereo. Thats why we have two ears. The ability to hear sound through two ears enables humans to pinpoint the source of a sound with incredible precision. Human...

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Stem Cell Research Reveals Improved Hearing Possible

What Is a Stem Cell?Stem cells are remarkable. They occur naturally in the human body. By themselves, they have no definition, or identity, i.e. they arent blood cells, nerve...

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The Adaptable Thinking Machine: Study Shows The Human Brain Rewires Itself

Theres a lot scientists dont know about the human brain. Many of its processes and capabilities remain a mystery. But a recent study reported July, 2007 in the Journal of...

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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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Brainy Musicians - It's All in Their Heads

Many of us may have an ear for music, but what about our brains? Is there such a thing as brain for music?There seems to be.Several scientific studies lead us to believe that the...

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Vertigo: It May Be Menieres Disease or BPPV

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders estimates that there are currently 615,000 people with diagnosed Meniere's in the United States and 45,500 new cases are diagnosed each year.

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Ventriloquism: Fooling the Brain

Theres nothing funnier than a good ventriloquist, called vents in the show business world. Using a variety of dummies, these professional entertainers keep audiences in stitches....

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UAMS Ringing in the Ears Study

Reported by: KARK 4 News- Monday, Jul 7, 2008 @01:37pm CSTA study conducted at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has shown potential to markedly improve...

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Pediatric ENG

How do ENG protocols differ for testing pediatric patients? What is the youngest age recommended for performing this test? At what point might balance assessment be necessary for pediatric patients?

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Steroid Treatment for Hearing Loss

Please explain the rationale behind using steroid treatments to treat hearing loss. Additionally, which types and degrees of hearing loss are most amenable to steroid treatment, and how soon after the onset of hearing loss must they be used for maximal ef

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My ears itch when I wear my completely-in-the-canal hearing aids. The hearing aids are otherwise perfect. What can I do?

My ears itch when I wear my completely-in-the-canal hearing aids. The hearing aids are otherwise perfect. What can I do?

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Cotton Swabs and Itchy Ears

I read where removing the protective wax dries out the ear canal, which then causes itchiness. When I recently visited the doctor, I admitted gently using a q-tip several times due to itchiness. This obviously removed the wax, but resulted in dryness. The

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Beta-Carotene and Tinnitus

What is known at this time about massive doses of beta-carotene in reduction of tinnitus?

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Study links sudden hearing loss to stroke

In the summer, 2008, the American Heart Association published a recap of an extensive study that establishes a relationship between sudden sensorineural hearing loss, more easily...

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Meniere's and Music: Meet David Alstead

The holidays are a time of inspiration. We give thanks for our blessings and feel the inspiration of the season. Truly, this is the time of year when we reflect on our lives and...

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Are there any tinnitus organizations in the US?

I suffer from tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and am looking for a tinnitus organization that serves as a resource to those suffering. Are there any in the United States?

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Surviving the Recession: Put Your Money Where Your Ears Are

The markets are crashing, businesses are collapsing, and investment portfolios are going south. With the economy at its worst since the Great Depression, you may be wondering...

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Latest Research on Sound Could Help Deaf People Hear

New studies about how we hear sound could improve hearing devices designed for deaf individuals and others suffering from profound hearing loss.

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New iPod Study Shows Risky Listening Behaviors Among Teens

It is not uncommon these days to see a teenager walking down the street with earbuds hanging from their ears, in fact it is uncommon to see one without them! You ask &ldq...

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Cell Transplants May Cure Deafness

When Uppsala researchers found immature stem cells in the inner ear of humans a few years ago, it caused a global sensation. They have also managed to grow hearing nerves from...

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