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Toys Dangerous to Children's Hearing: Purchase with Caution

'Tis the season. The stockings are hung by the chimney with care, the tree is up and decorated and the plans for Christmas dinner are all set. So what's left? Oh,...

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A Matter of Balance: It's Not in Your Mind, It's in Your Ear

Ear problems involve hearing loss, right? Well, that's what most of us think because we hear with our ears ? complex collections of membranes, bones, organs and other...

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Vestibular Disorder: A Head-Turning Experience

Are you sometimes (or often) so dizzy that you have to hold onto something to keep from falling? If so, you know how scary that feeling is. Loss of balance can have a of...

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Love, Marriage and Hearing Loss: Listen to me Dear!

Ask any happy couple what are the secrets to a successful marriage, and chances are that "communication" will be on the list. That's because allows...

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Got a Train to Catch? Grab Your Earplugs!

A recent study published by hearing health professionals from the University of Washington and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health clearly demonstrates that...

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Hearing Loss Safety: If You Can't Hear It, How Do You Avoid It?

You may not realize just how much you rely on hearing to keep yourself out of danger's way. You hear the car often before you see it, giving you a few seconds notice that a...

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Tips for Parents and Grandparents with Hearing Loss

Editor's Note: This article is written by guest contributor Shanna Groves. She is a mother of three who writes extensively about hearing loss issues. As a hard of (H...

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Humans Hear Better Than Some Animals

In the savage world of nature, the ability to hear - and hear well - is a survival trait. Many animals rely on their keen sense of hearing to detect danger lurking in...

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The National Temporal Bone Registry: Give the Gift of Hearing

Are you an organ donor? Many of us are. A small imprint on your driver's license, a card you carry or bracelet you wear identifies you as a giving, caring being who has...

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Hearing Loss and Business Meeting Survival

Business meetings, symposia, conferences, seminars ? are any of these a part of your work activities? They are if you're employed in the corporate sphere. And whether...

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The Kiss of Deaf: Hearing Loss and Ear Kisses

It sounds so weird. Like some sort of urban legend. But the fact is well-meaning smoochers have actually done damage to the hearing of the kiss recipient when the kiss is placed...

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Construction Workers and Hearing Loss - Going Deaf for a Living

  You see them everywhere - hardhats, safety-orange vests, steel-toed boots, protective eyewear - these are the men and women who build our homes and offices, build and...

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Study links sudden hearing loss to stroke

In the summer of 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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Where can I get my hearing tested?

The diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss begins with a comprehensive hearing evaluation to determine the amount of hearing in each ear. A visit to a professional who...

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Re-Wiring the Brain with Mental Exercise Your Ears will Thank You

Lets talk about fitness. No, not the kind of feel the burn vigorous exercises that leave your muscles achingly taut.We are talking about a cerebral workout the stimulation...

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Obesity and Ear Infections In Kids: More Proof That We Are What We Eat

The goal of every parent is to ensure their kids eat a healthy diet. Unfortunately, its a goal few moms and dads reach. Too much fast food, junk food, empty calories, sugary...

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Actor Richard Thomas: John Boy Lives With Hearing Loss

Time sure does fly. It seems only a few years back that we all enjoyed the extremely successful TV series, The Waltons. The stories were heartwarming, the characters real and the...

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'Cocktail Deafness' Study Shows Its the Real Deal

A study regarding alcohol consumption and hearing loss found that hearing is temporarily impaired after drinking alcoholic beverages, and the impairment seems to be worse in older subjects.

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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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Did You Hear That?: Learning to Live With Tinnitus

As many as 17% of us have experienced tinnitus. Ringing in the ears, unexplained noises that only you can hear. You hear it, or feel it in your head, even though theres no real...

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Brain Imaging May Hold Clues to Ringing in the Ears

Talk about a cacophony of noises. Described as ringing in the ears, buzzing, whistling, humming, thumping, roaring and hissing, the sounds of tinnitus can range from mild to...

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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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The fatigue factor: How I learned to love power naps, meditation, and other tricks to cope with hearing loss exhaustion

It happened again last week. After a long day that included three extended conference calls and two group meetings, I crashed. This letdown wasn't the usual feeling afte...

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