Nearly 45 million Americans suffer from tinnitus, which is the perception of sound where no outside sound source exists. This phantom sound is normally identified as a ringing sound, but can also manifest as a buzzing, hissing, whistling, swooshing, or clicking. The first thing to understand about tinnitus is that it’s a symptom, not a…Read more »
Celebrity, wealth, and screaming fans — these are a couple of the terms and phrases you’d use in order to describe the lifestyle of a professional musician. In spite of this, what you most likely wouldn’t give thought to is “hearing loss” or “tinnitus,” the not-so-enjoyable side-effects of all that fame, wealth, and screaming….Read more »
85 decibels. That’s the sound intensity at which repeated exposure can result in significant hearing damage. 100 decibels. that is the sound level reached by a rock show, which is not-so-good news for musicians or show goers. It’s also part of a greater problem: According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a…Read more »
There are many different things that can cause hearing loss in our daily lives. That is why many people are vigilant about avoiding loud noises and wearing the proper equipment when they are actively going out to work in a loud place. However, many people still are unaware that ibuprofen can be a dangerous substance…Read more »
Tinnitus (Ringing in the ears) is a common problem among older people, however there are no age restrictions associated with this disorder. Kids are equally at risk for this potentially debilitating disorder. Unlike adults, who can usually figure out that the noises they keep hearing are outside of the norm, kids are more likely to…Read more »
Sound is a vital part of our lives, but like most things, its effect on us depends on both the quality and quantity of the sounds we hear. Listening to music can be soothing and relaxing, but it can also be stressful and irritating if the volume is too loud. When it comes to music…Read more »
Tinnitus is unfortunately a prevalent problem, affecting an estimated 50 million Americans over 50. Tinnitus sufferers hear continuous sounds in their heads that others can’t hear such as clicking, buzzing, humming, ringing or whistling. Tinnitus is often referred to by its slang name – ringing-in-the-ears. For many tinnitus sufferers, this constant barrage of noise is…Read more »
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