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Anatomy and Physiology

Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Treat Your Hearing Loss

 We all put things off, routinely talking ourselves out of stressful or uncomfortable tasks in favor of something more enjoyable or fun. Distractions are all around as we tell ourselves that we will sooner or later get around to whatever we’re presently working hard to avoid. Often times, procrastination is relatively harmless. We might hope to clean out the basement, more »

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6 Ways Your Brain Transforms Sound Into Emotion

 It has long been established that there are powerful connections among sound, music, emotion, and memory, and that our personal experiences and preferences determine the type and intensity of emotional response we have to various sounds. For example, research has uncovered these widespread associations between certain sounds and emotions: The sound of a thunderstorm evokes a feeling of either relaxation more »

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6 Ways to Lose Your Hearing

 The ironic part of hearing loss is that we don’t have a tendency to begin appreciating our favorite sounds until after we’ve lost the ability to clearly hear them. We don’t pause to contemplate, for instance, how much we appreciate a good conversation with a close friend until we have to incessantly ask them to repeat themselves. Whether it’s your more »

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Preventing work related hearing loss with high fidelity, custom-fit ear plugs

  85 decibels. That’s the sound intensity at which recurring exposure can trigger severe hearing damage. 100 decibels. That’s the sound degree hit by a rock show, which is not-so-good news for music players or concert goers. It’s also a component of a much larger problem: According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), about 30 million individuals in more »

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Hearing Aids

  Hearing aids have gone through a handful of iterations in their 200-plus year history. The technology that is deployed in hearing aids has historically been developed due to a devoted scientist who is either affected by hearing loss or has a loved one affected by hearing loss. For example, Alexander Graham Bell’s mother had significant hearing loss and his more »

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