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Nonfiction news main focus is tinnitus, decreased sound tolerance (hyperacusis), protecting hearing health, and preventable noise pollution.

Hyperacusis, Gaming Soundtracks, and Hearing Protection

Regular everyday sounds are physically painful for people with hyperacusis or decreased sound tolerance. This means sometimes we need to use hearing protection to cope when other people don’t need any. Sound quality is an important factor. For example, metallic higher pitch sound sources usually hurt more than natural lower pitch sound sources. This means …

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e-Cigarette and Vaping Hearing Health Survey

In 2018, I set up an e-cigarette and vaping hearing health survey to see what other people experienced after using non-organic e-cigarettes with vape juice containing ear poison (ototoxic) propylene glycol (PG). It’s not an “allergy” or “sensitivity”. Ototoxic chemicals damage the hearing and/or balance system on direct contact. A big problem is whether PG …

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