Earbuds vs. Over-Ear Headphones – Which Should You Use?

Diet and exercise aside, avoiding noise-induced trauma is arguably one of the best ways to reduce your chances of hearing loss. However, while everybody knows that explosive noise like construction equipment and jet engines can damage your ears, fewer people are aware of another, more common culprit. I’m speaking about music. These days, I expect…

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Hearing Aids for the Young at Heart

Over the years, The Audiology Condition has socked away items of interest for active Seniors who may find themselves consulting with Audiologists.   The following are light-hearted articles but each contains a hearing nugget worth thinking about for active Seniors seeking hearing help.     Seniors are the New Awesome   Back in the day,…

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Noise and Urban Encroachment

HHTM Staff: Last week’s post was supposed to be the absolute final post in this multi-month Noise series.  After getting the low-down on electronic earplugs, a new angle arose in the form of legislation to outfit firearms with noise suppressors (aka “silencers”).  The rationale for suppressors was ably supported by Knox Williams (President, American Silencer Assoc) last…

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Silencing Firearms to Protect Hearing

HHTM Staff: Last month a multi-month Noise series arrived at the practical stage by describing actual products that go in ears to protect hearing in potentially damaging noise situations.  Speaking specifically to those who hunt with firearms, Patty Johnson, AuD, described active hearing protectors as an ideal solution that provides: “enhanced awareness, clear communication, and blast…

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Noise — the Bad Boy of Sports and Audiology

Noise has been topic of many past posts.  we’re tired of it and readers probably are too.  So why keep posting about noise?   Because noise:  is controversial  is everywhere annoys and distracts is harmful to overall health damages hearing, starting in childhood brings on tinnitus plays into intellectual elitism may disrupt cognition alerts us to environmental…

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