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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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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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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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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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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 Tied to Depression in Study

Hearing loss is associated with depression among American adults, especially women and those younger than age 70, according to new research.

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New Combo Approach May Ease Severe ‘Ringing in the Ears’

Patients suffering from the intense, chronic and sometimes untreatable ringing in the ear known as tinnitus may get some relief from a new combination therapy, preliminary research suggests.

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Obesity May Be Hard on Your Hearing, Study Says

Extra pounds, particularly around the waist, raised risk for hearing loss, but exercise was protective

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Amplicom™ USA Introduces New Generation of Amplified Telephones and Accessories

The new PowerTel 7-Series collection includes more than 20 different configurations of phones, accessories and special features including cordless and corded phones, answering machines, handsets, wireless shakers, Bluetooth connectivity, DECT and voice navigation.

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Can a Balloon Relieve Ear Pressure when Flying?

Both frequent fliers and sporadic travelers alike are familiar with the discomfort related to the changing air pressure. While chewing gum during a flight may help some individuals, others need an alternative way to relieve refractory middle ear pressure symptoms. Dr. Jordan Pritikin, a board-certified otolaryngologist at The Chicago Nasal & Sinus Center, discusses an emerging solution for ear pressure discomfort; a transnasal balloon catheter dilation of the Eustachian tube.

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