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Noise and Ear Damage: A New Generation of “Rock” Entertainers Talk

What do young – or younger – music entertainers say about the boisterous noise exposures that are part of their profession? How do they deal […]

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Hearing Aid Buyers do Have Rights By Monique Hammond

The hearing aid world is very complicated, confusing and expensive, which easily overwhelms patients. Although state and federal laws have been put in place to […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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), […]

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