Create Beautiful Music with Customized Earplugs

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao   Musicians love sounds. Nobody can argue that fact. They also value their hearing, one of the main reasons why they can perform well and according to their audience’s expectations. It’s a common occurrence for musicians to use earplugs while performing. Loud or very near sounds may cause a temporary change in…

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The HLAA 2017 Convention

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is holding its 2017 convention on June 22-25 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Early registration is open until March 31 at lower rates. You can register online by logging into the HLAA online portal. You may also sign up offline by completing the early-bird registration…

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Chronic Ear Infections and Hearing Loss: Is it Time for a Surgical Operation?

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Ear infections are more common in children because of hygiene habits, developing or underdeveloped immune systems, and shorter and narrower Eustachian tubes. Also known as the auditory tube or pharyngotympanic tube, the Eustachian tube equalizes air pressure on the two sides of the eardrum to prevent damage as well as drains mucus from…

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How Healthy Is Your Middle Ear?

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao The ear is a very sensitive organ of the body and consists of three parts: the outer ear, middle ear and inner ear. The middle ear can be found between the eardrum and the oval window of the ear. Signs and symptoms of an infection in the middle ear vary between children…

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I’m Sorry? Could You Repeat That Again Please?

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The majority of us have probably used the above-mentioned responses at one time or another. It may be caused by outside factors, by the speakers themselves, or by our temporary loss of attention. However, if you keep on using these phrases, and are getting tired of hearing yourself utter them, it might be best to…

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Turning On Your Equilibrium Again

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Most of us have in one time or another, experienced that feeling of being off, of not being able to keep our balance, or feeling like the room is spinning. One of the most common causes of this condition is labrynthitis or vestibulitis, the inflammation of the inner ear. Equilibrium is a function of the…

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How Sound Travels

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For those suffering from hearing loss, the science of sound and how sound travels is an interesting subject. Learning how sounds travels through various states of matter, echo, and vibrations of sounds are discussed in the video.

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Sinuses and Your Ears

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When you’re healing from a cold, sometimes that cold can unfortunately turn into an ear infection. Even though there are things that you can do while you’re healing to keep those mucus membranes at bay, many patients still suffer from blocked sinuses each year. New technology like a balloon sinuplasty, is giving patients more options….

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Family Health Watch: Your infant and hearing loss

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Per the U.S. National Library of Medicine, there are two common factors that can determine if a greater risk of hearing loss can be predetermined at infancy; that is, family history and low birth weight. In the first three to six months of life, one to two percent of healthy newborns are diagnosed with hearing…

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Hearing and Balance

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Our ears are used for more than just hearing sound—they are also used for balance. Have you ever had an ear infection and became dizzy or unable to walk in a straight line? That is because the inner ear controls the ability to balance. The video below is a journey through sensory systems with a…

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