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Hearing Loss Prevention Training! What is in it for you?

Noise-induced hearing loss is a silent and invisible injury that does not heal. It is a special concern for those with jobs in loud places. Yet,  Hearing Loss Prevention Training is an essential but often underrated part of workplace Safety programs. Employers emphasize prevention of potentially dramatic, expensive events that […]

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Healthy Hearing in Children: Tips for Parents

Healthy hearing in children is important for speech/language development, which facilitates social skills and eases learning. It is the ultimate communication tool. The following “Tips for Parents” are meant to boost their awareness of risk factors in order to preserve kids’ hearing. Learn the basic facts All education begins at […]

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Event Giveaways Should Fit Company Mission

  Whistles as Giveaways at Hearing Loss Event?  Depressing! At a recent event, a hearing technology manufacturer offered, among other things, plastic whistles as giveaways for those who visited their table. Hello! Potentially ear-damaging freebies? This does not make any sense at all, and it certainly does not fit the […]

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Noise-induced Hearing Loss: When Tough Men Cry..

Worn down by the challenges of noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus, tough men do cry. In support meetings and presentations, I have seen the eyes of strong, determined guys well up all too often with tears of regret, self-blame, sadness and even panic. They suddenly felt oh-so vulnerable! They worried […]

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Noise-induced Hearing Loss

Excessively loud sound is poison to the ears. That’s a medical fact, even if we do not like to acknowledge it. Every noise insult counts. The resulting damage is permanent and a lot more extensive than originally thought. It does not matter where the clamor comes from. Too loud is […]

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New Year! Let’s Hear it For the Ear

Some thoughts for a hearing-smart 2016 for all… No more denying hearing loss Denial wears on the person who is affected by hearing loss as well as on those around them. After a while, it becomes a drag. It takes a toll on friends and loved ones to see us […]

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Hearing Loss: Noise Abated Power Tools.

How loud are they—still? During a presentation, a gentleman shared that his “Honey-do” lists actually contributed quite a bit to his hearing challenges. He blamed the screams from power tools used for home projects in his garage and admitted to never appreciating the need for hearing protection. But now, he […]

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Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: An Invisible – But Costly Injury

Following is an article that I wrote for the Manufacturers Alliance Newsletter  – the MA Insider , September 2015    https://www.mfrall.com/newsletters   I always had excellent hearing until one day ─ Bam! ─ my life changed. I went deaf in my left ear in a matter of four hours. Eventually, […]

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Noise-induced Hearing Loss (NIHL): A Growing Worldwide Concern

In February 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that over 1 billion teens and young adults are at serious risk for noise-induced hearing loss. What has been written and talked about for some time, is fast becoming a sad, worldwide reality. Although born with normal hearing, all too many […]

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Noise-induced Hearing Loss: Stop the Damage Now

 Ear-damaging din Noise-induced hearing loss is a preventable yet treacherous and irreversible hearing injury that becomes fast a quality-of-life issue. So far, there is no cure. Prevention through noise abatement and ear protection is the way to go. Cutting down on sound levels should be a priority in an increasingly […]

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