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Why restaurants became so loud — and how to fight back

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. There was just one [...]

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Tinnitus could be worsened by antidepressant use

By Honor Whiteman People with tinnitus may experience a worsening of the condition if they are being treated with selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitors, a common class of antidepressants. This is the conclusion of a new study recently published in the journal Cell Reports. Tinnitus is the intermittent or constant sensation of hearing sounds when no such sounds are present. Although tinnitus is often referred to as [...]

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Visual cues amplify sound

  Looking at someone's lips is good for listening in noisy environments because it helps our brains amplify the sounds we’re hearing in time with what we're seeing, finds a new UCL-led study. The researchers say their findings, published in Neuron, could be relevant to people with hearing aids or cochlear implants, as they tend to struggle hearing conversations in noisy places [...]

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MRI noise may cause temporary hearing impairment

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 provide patients with earplugs [...]

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3 Injured In Fire Possibly Started By Ear Candle

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. - Three people have been taken to the hospital following a fire in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Reports stated the fire happened around 2:30 p.m. Saturday at a home in the 3300 block of Lafayette Road. The fire was contained to a mattress and bedding in a rear bedroom. No structural damage was reported, but authorities confirmed there was moderate [...]

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