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6 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Buy Your Hearing Aids Online

6 reasons why you shouldn’t buy your hearing aids online There are a lot of traps and pitfalls to buying hearing aids online. Selling hearing aids online is an emerging trend in hearing health care. This trend only favors the broker and leave you the person wearing or needing hearing aids with unknown and unexpected […]

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Five Unexpected Causes Of Hearing Loss

5 unexpected causes of hearing loss You might recognise the following: Age, exposure to loud noise and earwax build up as the most common known cause of hearing loss. However hearing loss can also occur in some unexpected ways. Here are five you might not suspect Diabetes and Hearing Loss Antibiotics and Hearing loss Obesity […]

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5 Things You Need To Know About Misophonia

5 Things you need to know about misophonia. Misophonia is the word used to describe an unusual hearing problem. Maybe you have experienced it yourself. It happens when a specific person or persons makes a certain sound or sounds and you find yourself experiencing very strong anger or total disgust. These sounds are often soft […]

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Four early signs you may be suffering from/have a Hearing Loss

4 early signs you may be suffering from/have a hearing loss Most signs of hearing loss are subtle and emerge very slowly. Occasionally hearing loss may happen suddenly and be major. Here are 4 early signs of hearing loss that you should be aware of. These are 4 early signs you might have a hearing […]

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Important news on Tinnitus

Neuroscientists in the USA and Germany have discovered the brain mechanism responsible for tinnitus and chronic pain. They report that “Its the neural mechanisms that normally control noise and pain signals that may become dysfunctional leading to a chronic perception of pain or tinnitus.” The areas of the brain responsible for tinnitus and chronic pain […]

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When Sound Hurts.

Imagine waking up and finding everyday sounds too loud. You might find talking quietly, eating or even the sound of the shower is just too loud! Yet these sounds that are uncomfortably loud to you, everyone else finds ok! The term often used for when everyday sounds are perceived as uncomfortably loud is hyperacusis. I […]

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Setting Up a Music Room?

Many people who work with music like to setup home recording studios, especially those who are running a business as a music producer. In addition, music teachers need to consider protecting themselves and their students from damage to their hearing. Several inexpensive modifications can be made to areas to make them optimal for use as […]

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Essential Hearing Health for Musicians

Let me get this straight. If I like my music, it is less damaging to my hearing? No. It’s the other way around. Liking the music will not decrease the potential damage. It’s an issue of disliking or hating it that makes music potentially more damaging. We’re not sure exactly why that happens, but there […]

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Music Fact Sheets – Guitar and Rock

Guitar and Rock/Blues Vocalists Guitar players and Rock/Blues vocalists share a similar part of the stage and therefore are both exposed to loud music.  They can use similar strategies to reduce the risk of hearing damage: Ear monitors are small in-the-ear devices that look like hearing aids connected to small wire cables which can be […]

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Music Fact Sheets – Brass/Drummers

Bass Players and Drummers Even though it may be surprising to group bass players and drummers together, the types of noise exposure can be similar due to location within the band. In some cases, the environmental strategies to minimize the potential from hearing loss, are also similar. Humming just prior to, and through a loud […]

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