personal listening

Quiz: Noise-Induced Causes of Tinnitus and Hyperacusis

An excellent article titled Why is there no cure for tinnitus? by a team of world renowned UK researchers–including the British Tinnitus Association–has been viewed over 30,000 times to date since it was published in August 2019. People are tired of waiting for a cure. One of the reasons for the delay mentioned in the …

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How to Protect Hearing from Personal Listening Earbuds & Headphones Ages 12 to Adult

[revised 10/24/19] Half of “loudness limiting” headphones packaged as safe for kids don’t work to protect hearing from personal listening. Link to Safe Personal Listening Loudness Limiting Headphones for Children Ages 2 to 12. For older ages, currently there is no safe independently verified loudness limiting earbuds or headphones being manufactured.  How do you know …

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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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