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Scientists Have Discovered The Protein That Enables Hearing And Balance
Health

Scientists Have Discovered The Protein That Enables Hearing And Balance

Have you ever wondered exactly how your ear works, and how you’re able to hear? In biology class you probably learned the basics of hearing. Sound waves enter your ear, hit the ear drum, and cause vibrations in the fluid-filled cochlea, or inner ear. The cells of the inner ear pick up on this vibration, and send electrical signals to the brain that you interpret as sound. But scientists want to know more about the exact mechanism of hearing, and have recently discovered a protein that enables hearing and balance. Discovering Cells in the Ear Researchers at Harvard Medical School

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Data Show Increase in Hearing Loss in Oil and Gas Drilling Sector
Hearing Health

Data Show Increase in Hearing Loss in Oil and Gas Drilling Sector

Everyone knows that noise induced hearing loss is becoming more and more common. From noisy city streets to crowded amphitheaters and sports venues, our lives are full of loud sounds. Some jobs are more dangerous to your ears than others, and one recent study shows that hearing loss is increasing in the oil and gas drilling sector. Noisy Workplaces Many Americans are employed in noisy workplaces. Farms, factories, and fire halls are all very loud, and anyone working in manufacturing, emergency services, or construction risk hearing loss. When sounds are very loud, they damage the tiny cells in the inner

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Staying Safe with Alzheimer’s Disease
Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease

Staying Safe with Alzheimer’s Disease

September is World Alzheimer’s Month! Every September Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) raises awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias, and encourages seniors to do everything they can to reduce the impact of Alzheimer’s on their lives. While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s Disease, there are a few things you can do to reduce your chances of developing dementia, or slowing its progress. These include maintaining a healthy diet, staying active, and treating your hearing loss.   Alzheimer’s Disease and the Brain Alzheimer’s Disease, the most common from of dementia, is a degenerative brain disease that attacks the neural networks

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Protecting Your Hearing During Summer Festival Season
Events

Protecting Your Hearing During Summer

No summer is complete without a few good summer festivals. Planning a family weekend at a music festival this month? We want you to have a blast without blasting your ears with too much noise, so here are a few tips on how to protect your hearing during summer festival season.   How Loud is Too Loud? When you think of summer music festivals, you probably think of amazing food trucks, stinky toilets, and crazy outfits. You’re distracted by the kids and rivetted by watching your favorite artist perform. What you might not think about is how loud the music

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