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Noisy Cities May Lead to Hearing Loss

City noise is a contributing factor to hearing loss, according to a 2012 study. The research found that 80 percent of New Yorkers are exposed to enough noise to damage their hearing.

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Listen up! The Causes and Prevention of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Sounds are all around us—but when they are too loud and too long, they are damaging to our hearing. Be sure to check out the January 2015 edition of NIH News in Health that discusses noise-induced hearing loss and how to prevent it.

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A Phone Call to Mom Can Have Healing Powers

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin studied 64 girls between the ages of 7 to 12 to determine the impact that speaking to their mothers had on their stress levels.

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Dangerous Volume at Gyms

A study from the International Journal of Audiology says that background noise in gyms can cause earbud users to turn the volume too high.

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Stadium Noise During World Cup Soccer

Before the 2010 World Cup soccer championship in South Africa, fans and players wondered if the instrument called the vuvuzela would disrupt matches when played by the masses.

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Higher Rates of Hearing Loss Among Workers Exposed to Chemicals

Workers who come in contact with certain chemicals experience higher rates of hearing loss. Scientists think that some chemicals interact with noise, leading to increases in work-related hearing loss.

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