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Credit: Safe 'N' CLear A new challenge arises as the world faces the coronavirus pandemic - communication barriers due to face masks. The hearing impaired and deaf communities rely heavily on lip reading to communicate. There is a great need for clear masks and we’ve been...

Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRADs), such as sound cannons were made for the military to control large crowds.  They amplify a tremendous amount of sound that can reach a relatively long distance. LRADs transform electrical impulses into sound. “LRADs create very loud sounds - identical waves emerge...

Hearing loss is a common condition that can affect anyone regardless of their age, gender, or race. It can happen in any part of the ear and the experience can differ from person to person due to the cause and type of hearing loss. The...

Hearing begins with the outer ear. The outer ear consists of two parts: the pinna and the ear canal. The pinna and the ear canal can naturally boost sound levels up to a frequency of 3,000 Hz. This is very helpful for everyday speech because...

The Anatomy of the Ear Ever wonder what exactly goes on in our ears? How every single part of the ear plays a huge role in the way we hear sounds? Have you ever wanted to learn more about it, but as soon as you read...

  Avoid extended exposure to environmental noise.  Sound levels above 85 decibels (dB) can permanently damage hearing and extended exposure at lower levels sounds may also damage your hearing. Try to give your hearing a rest by taking breaks from noise exposure whenever possible. Hearing damage can...

Here is a list of occupations in America where workers suffer the most from noise-induced hearing loss. As it stands, occupational hearing loss is the most common occupational disease in the United States. Unfortunately, most of us don't realize how damaging our working environments can be...

Here is a list of noises that the average person experiences in their daily life. Being exposed to sounds above 85 decibels for a long period of can cause hearing loss especially if you're not using any kind of hearing protection (e.g. ear plugs). Unfortunately, most...

Hearing loss and dementia become more common as we get older, but scientists don’t believe it’s just a coincidence. Research scientists and doctors at the Johns Hopkins Medical University and the National Institute on Aging believe they have found a link between hearing loss and dementia. What’s...

Cancer drugs have long been associated with hearing loss. However, the question has always been to what degree do these drugs affect your hearing?Now for the first time Indiana University has conducted studies on the causal relationship between chemotherapy drugs and hearing loss. Ph.D, and...