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Ears and Altitude

Ear problems are the most common medical complaint of airplane travelers, and while they are usually simple, minor annoyances, they may result in temporary pain and hearing loss. Make air travel comfortable by learning how to equalize the pressure in the ears instead of suffering from an uncomfortable feeling of fullness or pressure.

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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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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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