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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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Hearing Aid Consumers Getting More Bang for their Hearing Buck

Prices have gone up. Oh, you hadnt noticed? Of course youve noticed. It hurts to fill up the SUV! Grocery bills are through the roof; forget holding the line on health insurance,...

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New Childrens Book about Cochlear Implants Now Available

Abby Gets a Cochlear Implant Speaks to Children about CI ExperienceMay 22, 2008 (Atlanta, GA) A new childrens picture book, Abby Gets a Cochlear Implant was released at Americ...

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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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Hard of Hearing is Hard on a Marriage

Hearing loss isnt fun, but it is a natural part of aging for many seniors who are now entering retirement ageand hearing aid age. Maybe youve been putting it off. Too much...

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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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Cocktail Party Ear: 'Please Pass the Pigs in a Blanket.'

The brain is an amazing mechanism.Youre at a crowded do with lots of noise, the band is playing and the noise level keeps going up with each round of drinks. Been there? Youre...

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Law Enforcement and Hard-of Hearing: Can Justice Prevail?

You suddenly find yourself charged with a crime. Or, you find yourself a litigant in a civil suit. Our various systems of law enforcement, including policing agencies and our...

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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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Guide to Coping with Feedback

Feedback: An introduction to that annoying, head-ache inducing, screeching sound produced by your hearing aid. With tips to solve the problemThis is one reason so people are...

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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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Hey let's talk about ear wax

Okay, so its not a great conversation starter but the fact is that ear wax, called cerumen by hearing health professionals, is a fact of life. Its not one of those things people...

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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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Shooting Sports and Hearing Loss

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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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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Study Shows Millions of People Can't Hear Smoke Alarms

One of the scariest scenarios you can imagine if you suffer from hearing loss is not being able to wake up in case of a fire. That is indeed a scary thought and, unfortunately,...

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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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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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Michael Chorost: Cyborg

Imagine this.Youre at a busy airport waiting for your rental car when the sound goes off. Not the sound of your MP3 player or the sounds of speakers announcing arrivals and...

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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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