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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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Professional Musicians Face Greater Risk of Hearing Problems

Threat of hearing loss was nearly four times higher, and risk of tinnitus also increased, study found

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Benefits and Risks of Cochlear Implants

What are the Benefits of Cochlear Implants? What are the Risks of Cochlear Implants? General Anesthesia Risks – Risks from the Surgical Implant Procedure – Other Risks Associated with the Use of Cochlear Implants

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Normal Ear, Ear with Hearing Loss, and Cochlear Implant Procedure

Click here to view an animation showing how the cochlear implant works.

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Hearing Loss Might Make Elderly Feel More Isolated

Study found those who had trouble hearing became more socially withdrawn than others their age.

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Health Effects of Noise Pollution

People of all ages, including children, teens, young adults, and older people, can lose hearing because of noises around them. The health effects of noise pollution include:

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Controls for Noise Exposure

Loud noise at work can damage hearing. Approximately 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise at work. To minimize occupational noise-induced hearing loss NIOSH recommends that workers should not be exposed to noise at a level that amounts to more than 85 decibels (dBA) for 8 hours.

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