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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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Hearing as a Diagnostic Tool: Can You Hear My Blood Pressure Now?

What? My blood pressure was not audible? Certainly, there are always “firsts” in life, but the young assistant at the doctor’s office had me perplexed. […]

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Still Waiting for that Elusive Tinnitus-taming drug.

According to the American Tinnitus Association (ATA), tinnitus,  the infamous ringing, buzzing or hissing in the ears, affects some fifty million Americans. Everybody “hears” a […]

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Excessive “Restroom” Noise

How I despise those super loud hand dryers ─ the ones that blast the polish right off one’s nails! Although they seem to be everywhere, […]

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May is Better Hearing and Speech month

Every year since 1927, the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) dedicates the month of May to promote public awareness regarding hearing and speech disorders. […]

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