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3 Reasons to Turn Down the Volume

When you were growing up, your parents may have told you to “turn it down” when you listened to the TV or radio. Today’s young people are hearing these words, too, except the concern is about the sound level of their video games, tablets, MP3 players and smartphones. Generations ago, people were not aware of noise-induced hearing … Read Full Article

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Improve Your Hearing in the Dark

Spending time in total darkness may improve your hearing. New research studies indicate that people may be able to enhance their hearing if they simulate blindness for a short period of time. Researchers at the University of Maryland and the Mind/Brain Institute at Johns Hopkins University studied the visual impact on adult rodents that were … Read Full Article

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Grab Your Earplugs for that Concert

Tickets? Check. Cool outfit? Check. Extra cash or credit cards? Check. Earplugs? What!?! Why? At concerts, you get to hear your favorite songs performed up close and personal. But the sound levels may damage your hearing. Medical experts advise people to wear earplugs when going to a concert to avoid hearing damage. Medical professionals explain that … Read Full Article

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Protect Hearing From Loud or Continuous Noises

Hearing loss often occurs when people are exposed to loud noises, such as an explosion or concert, but it also develops when they experience repetitive sounds. Researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health report that continuous sounds can damage inner ear hair cells and lead to the development of tinnitus or permanent … Read Full Article

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Fighting Hearing Loss

The ability to hear is dependent on healthy hair cells in the inner ear. These hairs help convert sound vibrations into signals that travel along the auditory nerve to the brain where sounds are identified.

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