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  • What Causes Hearing Loss in One Ear?

    You’re probably familiar with common culprits that cause hearing loss in both ears. Prolonged exposure to loud noises, aging, and hereditary conditions are all known to affect hearing, especially in older adults. While those causes typically affect both ears, it’s possible that only one ear could be affected. A host of external factors can also [...]
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    Ear Protection for Shooting

    Your parents may have warned you that listening to loud music could damage your hearing, but they probably didn’t tell you that it’s important to protect your ears from the sound of gunshots. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, any sound above 140 decibels can permanently damage your hearing. A small .22-caliber rifle can emit a noise [...]
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    Hearing Aid Fitting Procedure

    No two ears are exactly the same. In fact, a recent study found that the “outer ear may prove to be one of the most accurate and least intrusive ways to identify people” (source). So as you can imagine, getting your hearing aid adjusted to fit your ear’s shape is an important step in the [...]
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    What Causes Hearing Loss in Children?

    According to the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, hearing loss affects 2 in every 100 children under the age of 18. Luckily, with modern medical technology, permanent hearing loss can be reduced and prevented. The key is early intervention. As a parent, it is important that you know what symptoms to watch for, understand what causes hearing [...]
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    Things That Make Tinnitus Worse

    While tinnitus is rarely a sign of a more serious condition, the phantom chirping, ringing, and buzzing you hear is undeniably bothersome. It’s also incredibly common. The Mayo Clinic reports that tinnitus affects about one in five people. There are numerous causes of tinnitus – frequent exposure to loud noises, a buildup of ear wax, old age, medications, etc. [...]
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