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8 Ways You Can Use Your Mind to Change Your Brain to Change Your Misophonia

Did you know that many of us find the sounds of chewing or breathing off putting, and for some they’re unbearable? What Is Misophonia? It might be hearing someone eating with their mouth open, sneezing, coughing, sniffling, chewing gum or throat-clearing? Or you feel rage when you hear certain birds, other people’s noise (eg dogs


What Hearing Protection Apps Can I Use?

Today, it seems like technology touches every aspect of our lives. From grocery shopping to physical fitness to even starting our cars, we use smartphones to make our daily tasks easier and improve the quality of our lives. So it seems inevitable that technology available on smartphones would also offer apps and information to those


5 Proven Essential Steps For Improving Your Communication Skills

Are you ready to learn more about 5 essential steps you can improve your communication skills whether you have a hearing loss or someone important to you has a hearing loss? These steps will help you build the small habits that will make a big difference in your life. Nothing is worse than that feeling


Five Important Facts That Help Us Train Our Brain To Hear Better!

Did that you know that we can use our knowledge of practical Neuroscience to change how you react to sounds we don’t like? What is Neuropsychology? The modern sciences of psychology and neurology have been slowly but surely establishing a body of knowledge about the mind and its relationship to the brain and the body.

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

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

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

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

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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