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Why restaurants became so loud — and how to fight back

By |2018-09-30T18:49:28+00:00May 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog, Hearing, Hearing Protection|

By Julia Belluz When the Line Hotel opened in Washington, DC, last December, the cocktail bars, gourmet coffee shops, and restaurants that fill its cavernous lobby drew a lot of buzz. Housed in a century-old church, the space was also reputedly beautiful. My first visit in February confirmed that the Line was indeed as sleek as my friends and restaurant critics had suggested. [...]

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MRI noise may cause temporary hearing impairment

By |2018-03-14T10:29:48+00:00March 14th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Hearing, Hearing Protection|

Noise from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines may cause temporary hearing threshold impairment even if patients who wear ear protection during the examination. These results were reported by researchers in China who examined 26 young healthy participants aged 18-30 years and who underwent 3T magnetic resonance neuroimaging. It is standard practice in most imaging centers to [...]

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Listen Up! 11 Surprising Things That Could Ruin Your Hearing

By |2017-04-19T19:59:31+00:00April 19th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Hearing, Hearing Protection|

Don't just blame your age. Blood-related conditions Types 1 and 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol affect almost every cell in the body—including the ears. Vibrations from tiny hair cells in your ears send your brain messages about what you’re hearing, but those cells need proper blood flow. “All those hair cells are fed [...]

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