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Sports and Hearing Aids by Monique Hammond

The Minnesota Vikings summer training camp is in full swing and the 2012 Olympic Games challenge the world’s best in London. Although these are extraordinary tests for body and spirit, most of us are happy to practice sports on a smaller scale to the best of our ability. For me, […]

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News from the Big Apple: Life is a Roar! By Monique Hammond

An article that appeared in the New York Times on July 19, 2012 tells about loud places in New York City ─ restaurants, bars, clubs, stores and gyms. Roaring music, boisterous patrons and a lack of sound insulation contribute to a ruckus that all too often reaches ear-toxic levels. It […]

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Correlation Between Diabetes and Hearing Loss?

John O’Connor, guest-blogger, has written this article about Diabetes and Hearing Loss. Diabetes and hearing loss are two of the most widespread health concerns in the United States. According to some estimates, 34.5 million people suffer from hearing loss and 26 million suffer from diabetes. It has been found that […]

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Out in the Wild: Hissy Bone-Conduction Hearing Could Prevent a Bite.

Psst! Snakes can hear us! An article by Sarah C.P. Williams that appeared in ScienceNOW (December 2011) tells us so: Vibrating Skulls Help Snakes Hear.   Live and learn ─ bone conduction! Who would have known? Because snakes do not have visible ears, it is often said that they cannot […]

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