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Vacation Woes: Aggressive Noise Where We Least Expect it

I love history; I always have. So, how excited was I when, on a recent trip with friends, we hit an American jackpot: The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois. This is truly a remarkable place. Wandering from room to room the essence of our sixteenth President […]

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Hearing Loss Myth: Bone-conduction Headsets Protect the Ears from Excess Sound.

Traditionally, we listen to music through air-conduction headphones or earbuds. Sound passes through the external ear and the middle ear on the way to the inner-ear sanctum of hearing ─ the cochlea. It is here that prolonged and repeated exposures to excess noise wreak havoc on our cochlear hearing cells, […]

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The Noise Dilemma: If Too Much is Harmful, How about Total Silence?

It is an open secret that excess noise wears people’s nerves down, causes distraction, affects productivity, and harms our inner-ear hearing cells. Yet, we do need some noise in our environment in order to keep us oriented and balanced and to stimulate our ears and brains.   People with tinnitus […]

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Hearing Loss Myth: Hearing Loss is All about Genetics and Aging.

Of course, we are our genes and some causes for hearing loss are genetically determined. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), hearing loss in babies can be linked to genetic factors in roughly one-half of the cases. It is also true that, as we age, our […]

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