hearing loss

Looking for Free Tinnitus Hyperacusis Health Resources to Help You Cope Better?

Reading (bibliotherapy) and connecting with people who have T/H is often very helpful for people struggling to cope better. Most people (like Jan) have both. H and T are both from overactive hearing systems. Benign. Coping tools and therapy options are usually similar for both. So H info is usually included at T resources too. These are some – not the only – international sources of T and/or H info and how to cope better.

High Fidelity Ear Protection for Music, Words in Noise, Hunting

Websites, media and other sources say use ear protection if you’re in damaging high level environmental noise whether that’s mowing the lawn, going to a concert or stadium event or doing some hunting or shooting. This couldn’t be more general or vague. It depends on if you need to hear in noise. Do you want …

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Measure Noise Pollution using Free NIOSH Sound Level Meter Smartphone App

[Revised July 10, 2019] There are lots of Smartphone sound level meter apps, but most aren’t accurate or free. Many pretend to be free but cost money to change the default settings to public health recommended settings for environmental noise. The noise scientists at the National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health in the U.S. …

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Safe Personal Listening Loudness Limiting Headphones for Children Ages 2 to 12

[revised 10/24/19] A 2012 Survey found over 50% of people aged 3 to 74 use headphones or earbuds for personal listening. Currently the majority of personal listening headphones for children have no loudness limit. The volume can go well over 70 to 75 dBA avg and 100 dB max: the international standard for daily music …

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