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Hearing Health Blog

Anyone who has suffered from hearing loss for long enough knows that it can have a profound impact on seemingly unrelated aspects of life, including work.  Experts have known for a long time that hearing loss can have a profound effect on an individual’s ability to communicate with others. Hearing loss makes it challenging to understand the nuances of what’s

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We live in a noisy world. The World Health Organization has designated noise induced hearing loss a major health crisis in developed countries like the US. Regular exposure to sounds above 85 decibels can cause permanent damage to your hearing. As we head in to hunting season, it is important to think about how shooting affects hearing. The infographic below

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Iconic Rock Band cancels tour due to hearing loss.To paraphrase a signature song lyric, “for those about to rock, we cancelled our tour.” AC/DC, iconic Australian rock band cancels tour due to hearing loss. Lead singer Brian Johnson was advised by doctors to stop touring immediately or risk total, permanent hearing loss according to a press release from the band.

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We hear with our brain, not our ears. If you’re like most people, you’re used to thinking of hearing as something that happens in your ears. What people often don’t think about is what happens between their ears, in the hearing part of their brain. That’s where sound becomes information that has meaning and your brain has to work hard

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Stage 1 – The outer ear The outer ear collects sound waves and directs them into the ear canal. Here sounds are amplified by the canal’s funnel-like shape and channeled on to the eardrum. Stage 2 – The middle ear On reaching the eardrum, the sound waves cause the eardrum to vibrate, transmitting the sound to three tiny bones located

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