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Tinnitus: Three Steps for Calming Emotions.

    Tinnitus is a mystery and often so much more than mere “ringing in the ears.” No matter what the cause, noises such as buzzing, ringing, roaring, hissing or crackling trigger emotional responses from annoyance to desperation. So far there is no cure for most cases BUT there is […]

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Workplace Safety: How Noise Contributes to Injuries

Workplace Safety: How Noise Contributes to Injuries According to OSHA, every year some 22 million U.S. employees are exposed to potentially damaging sound levels at work. Concerns about noise-induced hearing loss are routinely addressed – or should be addressed – during workplace Safety training sessions. However, noise-related Safety risks go […]

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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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Three Strategies for Hearing Loss Prevention.

Don’t sacrifice quality of life to hearing loss! Instead, keep on hearing better, longer with these basic, common-sense strategies for hearing loss prevention. 1) Never, ever ignore symptoms – acute or chronic. Acute “ear” symptoms can come on suddenly and are hard to dismiss. Depending on their cause, they involve […]

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Noise Abatement: Good for Both Hearing and Health

Less din in our overly loud lives? Yes, noise abatement is indeed good for both hearing and health. Besides being toxic to the ears, the negative impact of excessively loud sound on the body as a whole at work, at home and at leisure is well documented. It damages hearing permanently, […]

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Hearing Loss Myths

  There are different ways to define the notion of “myth.” In this case, the one that fits best is that a myth is a “widely held but false belief or idea.” And some of these long-held and recycled “beliefs” can be very hard to debunk. Hearing loss myths stand […]

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Hearing Safety and Protection Compliance

Lack of education and n0n-compliance can cost you dearly Does your workplace Safety training program give hearing safety and protection compliance the attention they deserve? Certainly, next to steel-toed footwear, face shields and flame-retardant wear, lowly earplugs and ear muffs do not look very impressive. Yet, they stand between workers […]

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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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