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Holiday Coping With Tinnitus Hyperacusis or Hearing Loss

The holiday season can be a difficult time for people with hearing loss, tinnitus, or hyperacusis. The hustle and bustle and crowded social events can make T-H flare-up, and make it hard to understand conversations (this is true even for people with T and “normal” hearing).  This increases fatigue and stress that makes holiday coping …

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Noise Damage Prevention Plan to Protect Children’s Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 1.1 billion children and teenagers are at risk for long-term hearing loss from high level noise. Noise damage also causes tinnitus (hearing extra sound) and hyperacusis (hearing sound extra loud).  The Quiet Coalition reports that environmental noise pollution is a public health crisis. This includes health effects starting …

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Police LRAD Crowd Control Hearing Trauma

[rev 9/23/17] Police say Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRAD) sure do rattle people. Some people call it The Scream. LRAD or sound cannons are earsplitting. Pasternack (2014) reports that some people describe the effect as the knees buckle, the brain aches, the stomach turns and suddenly nobody feels like protesting anymore. The same article refers …

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