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The Health Benefits of Better Hearing

  It’s often suggested that we don’t completely appreciate the things we have until they’re gone, and this appears to be especially true of our ability to hear. Hearing loss is not only tough to detect; it’s also hard to appreciate just how much hearing improves our lives. As one of our chief senses, along with vision, hearing effects our 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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Why Choose a Local Hearing Care Provider?

 The hearing healthcare marketplace has two barriers that prevent people from attaining healthier hearing: The inability to recognize hearing loss in the first place (on account of its gradual onset), and The temptation to find a quick, easy, and inexpensive solution. Regrettably, numerous people who have overcome the first barrier have been lured into the apparently “cheaper and easier” practices more »

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The Right Way to Clean Your Ears

 Blausen.com staff. “Blausen gallery 2014”. That there is a right way to clean your ears suggests that there is a wrong way, and for sure, there is a very wrong way. The wrong way is widespread, and it breaches the very first rule of cleaning your ears: don’t insert foreign objects into your ear canal. That includes cotton swabs and more »

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