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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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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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Middle Ear Implants

Middle ear implants are surgically implanted devices. The FDA has approved specific middle ear implants and the FDA is still reviewing others. The middle ear implant is a useful hearing instrument and is quite different from traditional hearing aids.

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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 Beltone Marq: Good Things Come In Small Packages

Gordon E. Moore is one smart man. The co-founder of computer chip giant, Intel, made a prediction back in 1965 that computer capacity and function would double every 24 months....

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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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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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Bernafon Universal Open Fit: Naturally More Comfortable

In the simplest terms, a hearing aid is nothing more than a microphone to pick up sound and a speaker to deliver that sound to the hearing aid wearers ear. Of course, in between...

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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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Hearing Loss And Depression: Not a Lost Cause

Joe had always been an upbeat and busy person, enjoying a wide range of activities with his family and friends. Then, as he was nearing his 80s, Joes happy disposition and...

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Phonak Introduces Verve The Right Combination of Style and Technology

With the introduction of its Verve hearing device, Phonak, the Swiss-based designer and manufacturer of high-quality hearing devices, has joined others in the hearing aid...

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Hearing and Cognition: Cutting Edge Hearing Aid Research

The long-established protocols for testing the effectiveness of hearing aids are changing as researchers seek to remedy the relationship between hearing impairment and cognitive...

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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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