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Noise and Politics: Hillary Clinton Accused of Using Noise Machine to Stop Reporters from Hearing Fundraiser

DENVER, COLORADO — While at a fundraising stop in Denver last week, Hillary Clinton’s campaign was accused of using a “static noise machine” to prevent reporters waiting outside from hearing her remarks, according to Stan Bush, a reporter from Denver’s CBS-4 local news. The event took place outside at the home of Colorado’s governor, John…

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Over 4,000 Firefighters File Lawsuit Against Siren Manufacturers Over Hearing Loss

NEW YORK CITY – in the New Jersey and New York City area, over 4,000 firefighters are filing suit against truck siren manufacturers over claims of permanent hearing loss as a result of years of exposure to the sirens. Many of the veteran firefighters, who have been exposed to the loud sirens for years, have…

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Dangers of Hearing Loss from Earbud Use Highlighted on National TV

NEW YORK — NBC’s Today Show, a staple of morning television for more than 60 years, recently featured a segment on the increase in noise-induced hearing loss among children and young adults using earbuds. The segment mentioned a February, 2015 World Health Organization (WHO) warning that more than 1.1 billion teens and young adults are at-risk…

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Exploding head syndrome: A frightening phenomenon that’s surprisingly common

PULLMAN, WA—If you’ve ever been startled from your sleep by the loud sound of non-existent noises, you are not alone. In what may have sounded like an early April Fool’s Day hoax to some but was not, Washington State University (WSU) issued a press release on March 30 reporting that researchers there “have found that…

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OSHA says, company exposed worker to 8 hours of noise as loud as a jackhammer

WESTON, OH—The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has charged that MCM Precision Castings, Inc., exposed an employee to noise levels averaging 97 dB, equivalent to the noise of a jackhammer, over his eight-hour shift. According to an OSHA news release issued on January 17, an inspection of the company’s foundry in Weston, OH,…

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Survey finds that nearly half of U.S. teens show danger signs for hearing loss

PISCATAWAY, NJ—An alarming one out of every six American teenagers, or 17%, reports experiencing ringing, roaring, buzzing, or pain in their ears “often or all of the time” after listening to loud music or being exposed to power tools and other sources of loud noise. An additional 29%–for a total of 46%, close to half–report sometimes…

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Parents are cautioned that sleep machines may be a threat to infants’ hearing

The lulling white noise or gentle sounds of nature that an infant sleep machine (ISP) emits can bring relief to wakeful babies and their exhausted parents. However, research by scientists at the University of Toronto suggests that these popular devices, if not used carefully, can pose a threat to an infant’s hearing. A study published…

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Football and hearing issues came together for the Super Bowl

By David H. Kirkwood EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ—There were a lot of hearing angles to the 2014 Super Bowl, played last Sunday in New Jersey. For one thing, there was the Seattle Seahawks’ much heralded (and much criticized) “12th Man,” as the team’s incredibly noisy legion of fans came to be known. As noted by ASHA’s Joe…

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Super Bowl-bound player’s victory over hearing loss has made him a video star

SEATTLE—The National Football League conference championship games are a big deal for pretty much all American sports fans. However, people who share this blog’s interest in hearing and hearing health had two extra reasons to watch Sunday’s battle between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers for the National Football Conference (NFC) crown. One…

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