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Summertime and Hearing Risk

For many, nothing says summer like parties, parades, and pools. Unfortunately, fun seasonal activities can also be loud very loud! Fireworks, for example, can hit decibels of 150 more than twice that of normal conversation and on par with a plane on take-off.

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A Milwaukee Woman’s Mission for her Mom

Katie Mayer has committed to running a half-marathon in each state to raise money and awareness of Meniere’s disease. Katie is running her next marathon in Chicago on September 7, 2014.

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Concerts, fireworks and construction have the potential to cause damage

Some of the most common sounds of summer — such as outdoor concerts, fireworks and construction — can pose a threat to your hearing if you don’t take steps to protect yourself, an expert warns.

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Travel Inside the Ear Video

When sound waves reach your ear, you know you’ve heard a soft sound or a loud sound.

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How Loud is Too Loud? Video

Scientists measure the loudness of sounds in units called “bells”, named after the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell. Talking softly is about 30 decibels. Speaking in a normal way is about 60 decibels.

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Understanding the Ear

Knowing the different parts of the ear will help you understand the types and causes of hearing loss better.

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From MSN Healthy Living: ‘The growing hearing loss epidemic

Our noisy world has taken a toll on the 40-plus ear. Here’s the reality of your risk, loud and clear.

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Could Sleep Apnea Affect Your Hearing?

Sleep apnea may not only affect the quality of your sleep. New research suggests that the sleep disorder may be linked to hearing loss as well.

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NIH Researchers Discover Key Factor in Early Auditory System Development

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have uncovered a molecule in an animal model that acts as a key player in establishing the organization of the auditory system.

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Preventing Hearing Loss from Chemotherapy

Video – Researchers at UIC and Northwestern University are developing a device to prevent hearing loss from chemotherapy – a side effect many patients don’t expect.

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