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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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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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The Blast in the Ears: Good Hearing Among War's Casualties

Of the 1.3 million U.S. soldiers who served in Iraq since the war started in 2003, nearly 70,000 are currently collecting disability for tinnitus, and more than 58,000 are on disability for hearing loss, making hearing damage the number one disability produced by this war.

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The Siemens Vibe Experience: You Can Never Be Too Cool

You can never be too cool. Even if youre 80, who cares? You can still show off, stand out and throw a little attitude around with the introduction of the Siemens Vibe...

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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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Hearing Awareness: Bryan Adams Unveils Hear the World Photo Exhibit

Bryan Adams, famed musician and photographer, introduced his photo collection of Hear the World Ambassadors in an interactive exhibit timed to celebrate the beginning of Better Hearing and Speech Month.

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War Vets and Hearing Loss: Heroes and Hearing

Hearing loss is the number one war-related injury on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. With the extensive use of improvised explosive devices, insurgents are creating...

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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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Hearing Journey: Online Listening and Language Activities for Kids

What a great idea. A fabulous idea! The world-wide-web is used for all kinds of things: to buy stuff from the comfort of home, comparison shopping, communicating, research like...

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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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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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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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Erectile Dysfunction and Hearing Loss: What's the Connection?

The medical community is handing out drugs for erectile dysfunction (ED) like Chiclets. The demand is fuelled by a steady media blitz showing loving couples (usually in their...

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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: '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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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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Getting Real With Starkey: The Destiny 1600 Series Does It For You

Starkey Laboratories, in conjunction with the Starkey Research Center in Berkeley, California, is a company recognized within the hearing health industry as an innovator....

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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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