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Accessible Tinnitus Mobile Wellness Apps

33% of Deaf people have tinnitus (T). Half of people with T have hearing loss. Any mobile coping apps for people with T distress must be accessible for people who can’t hear spoken instructions. Accessibility includes trained speakers with deep distinct speech, visual indicators, text-based or open captioning (subtitles on). Tinnitus scientists are developing mobile …

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MRI Testing Double Hearing Protection

[Revised March 12, 2019]. Experts now recommend MRI testing double hearing protection: earplugs plus earmuffs together. MRIs are high risk for hearing loss, tinnitus, and hyperacusis. Sometimes ENTs recommend an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) to help diagnose different conditions, including possible causes of hearing problems. MRIs use magnetism, radio waves and a computer to create …

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Loud Balloons Damage Hearing

Loud balloons damage hearing. But they don’t come with any warning about hearing risk from loud impulse sounds. Current science shows noise, including sudden impulse noise, can damage the inner ears and the connections between the inner ears and hearing nerves. This can cause tinnitus, hyperacusis and/or hearing loss. Experts believe peak impulse noise of …

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Transportation Noise Pollution is a 2018 Public Health Crisis

Transportation noise pollution is a public health crisis. Noise from airports and airplane flight corridors, traffic, railways, and public transit. Noise pollution hurts everyone, but children, pregnant women, the elderly, shift workers, people with chronic health problems, and noisier low income communities are most at risk. From chronic noise day after day, and night after …

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