A Protein That Helps You Hear

A Protein That Helps You Hear

Our hearing is a sense that we often take for granted. The noises we hear each day, be it the humming of the air conditioner or the honking of the horn, appear so natural that we cannot imagine our world without it. Did you know that our world of sound is created thanks to a single, delicate protein known as TMC1?

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Protect Your Ears during Concerts

Protect Your Ears during Concerts

We all love listening to music, but our ears should not have to pay the price for our preferences. Attending music concerts is a very popular activity in USA, with approximately 32 million Americans attending at least a single music concert annually. As fun as music festivals can be, they can also harm our hearing due to the excessively loud noise from the speakers and crowds. Take steps to protect your hearing during these concerts and help prevent hearing loss.

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Loss of Balance and Hearing Loss

Loss of Balance and Hearing Loss

We often feel off balance at times, but when it happens more often than not, it may be an indication that we may have hearing loss. Our ears not only help us hear, they also help us stay upright by balancing the amount of fluid within the inner ear. Hearing loss disrupts this balance and can result in serious injuries due to falling.

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Causes behind Popping Ears

Causes behind Popping Ears

Of all the things to pop, the most annoying is the popping sensation within the ears! We all enjoy those long vacations but plane rides are a different issue altogether. They often involve uncomfortably stuffed up ears that tend to pop and cause pain and discomfort. You may have wondered why this uncomfortable sensation shows up; if so, here are some answers.

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Swimmer’s Ear Can be Averted

Swimmer’s Ear Can be Averted

We refer to otitis externa (swimmer’s ear) when we are talking about some sort of infection of inflammation that affects the external portion of your ear canal. It is generally caused by direct contact with bacteria that exists in polluted water or by water-logging within the ears which harbors a moist environment for germs to replicate.

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Dumbbells Have Loud Decibels

Dumbbells Have Loud Decibels

The current health-conscious generation is extremely serious when it comes to their exercise, which is an excellent lifestyle decision. There is no doubt that exercise leads to an enhanced physical and mental health, but people underestimate how noisy gyms can be. Prolonged exposure to loud noises may lead to hearing loss.

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Itchy Ears Resulting from Hearing Aids

Itchy Ears Resulting from Hearing Aids

People who obtain new hearing aids often complain about having itchy ears. This issue is fairly common, especially with those users who are wearing hearing aids for the very first time. The ear canal has very delicate skin that is sensitive to even the slightest form of irritation. The constant rubbing of the hearing aids with that delicate skin could be a potential cause for itchy ears. There are steps that can be taken to rectify this minor problem.

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Hearing Devices Enhance Short-Term Memory

Hearing Devices Enhance Short-Term Memory

The brain initially processes information in stages that are collective known as the working memory or short-term memory. The first stage involves sensory input of information, which leads to the second step where this information is either retained momentarily or discarded. The final step involves the storage of the retained information in the long-term memory or permanent removal of the information.

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Digital Hearing Device Benefits

Digital Hearing Device Benefits

With changes in modern technology, contemporary hearing aid users prefer digital hearing aids due to the advanced features they contain. While analog hearing aids used a microphone and a receiver to obtain and amplify sound levels, digital hearing aids contain a computer chip that shortens and enhances this process. The computer chips of digital hearing aids are equipped to transmit auditory signals as well as adjust these signals based on the user’s hearing preferences within seconds.

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Sound and Hearing

Sound and Hearing

When people talk about hearing they commonly refer to the term known as “sound waves.” The creation of sound begins with the vibration of particles in the air that result in waves of sound that travel through the atmosphere and into the ears. Once the ear drum receives these sound signals, they also begin to vibrate and convert these vibrations into electrical impulses that are sent to the brain where they are interpreted as sound.

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Loving Those New Hearing Aids

Loving Those New Hearing Aids

Obtaining hearing aids can be an exciting time. Congratulations, you just took proactive steps towards rectifying your hearing loss. Now it is time to take a step back and slowly relearn your way back into the hearing world. Keeping a positive attitude can help you obtain a smooth transition and ease your adjustment process.

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