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Good News on Headphones and Hearing Loss

By RONI CARYN RABIN JULY 27, 2017 The rate of moderate hearing loss had increased to 22.5 percent in 2007-8, up from 17 percent during the period from 1988 to 1994. But it dropped to 15.2 percent in the most recent study period, in 2009-10. Photo Young people continue to listen to loud music on their headphones. […]

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Hearing Loss May Make You Accident Prone

By NICHOLAS BAKALARMARCH 27, 2018 For all three categories, the risk of injury increased steadily with hearing loss, although slightly less consistently with driving accidents. Over all, compared with those who rated their hearing “excellent,” those with a little trouble hearing were 60 percent more likely to have been injured, with moderate trouble 70 percent more […]

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The sound barrier

Hearing loss is a silent occupational hazard for musicians. By ANDREW MCMILLEN March 3rd, 2018 Jon Coghill, former drummer of Powderfinger, who has hearing loss from his days on stage. Picture: Lyndon Mechielsen On a sunny Saturday afternoon in late January, a musician called Steve Kilbey is visiting Brisbane. Everywhere he goes, he carries with him […]

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The world’s most powerful acoustic tractor beam could pave the way for levitating humans

January 21, 2018 Source: University of Bristol Summary: Acoustic tractor beams use the power of sound to hold particles in mid-air, and unlike magnetic levitation, they can grab most solids or liquids even small insects. For the first time engineers have shown it is possible to stably trap objects larger than the wavelength of sound […]

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Golden slumbers start with a song

‘One of the rules of sleep rituals is, whatever works for you’- Mathias Basner. HEIDI MITCHELL The Wall Street Journal Falling into a dream state can be anxiety-inducing for the around 25 per cent of people who say they have difficulty sleeping most nights. Some turn to music, hoping gentle sounds will guide them to […]

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With apartment living on the rise, how do families and their noisy children fit in?

   January 9, 2018 6.35am AEDT Children being children can be loud, which creates challenges when they live in an apartment.  Author  Sophie-May Kerr  PhD Candidate in Human Geography, University of Wollongong Disclosure statement  Sophie-May Kerr receives funding from the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship and the University of Wollongong Global Challenges Program Scholarship. Rapid growth in […]

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Noisy Harley Davidson motorcycles upset Bondi’s hipster community

MATTHEW BENNS, Editor-at-Large, The Daily Telegraph THE ground-shaking rumble of Harley Davidson motorcycles in full flight has cafe-loving hipsters on Bondi’s trendy Campbell Parade choking on their soy latte macchiatos. Now the locals are fighting back with their complaints prompting a police clampdown on any Harley Davidson rider whose aftermarket customised exhaust pipe exceeds 94 […]

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Fish sex so loud it could deafen dolphins

Species of Mexican fish found to amass in rambunctious reproductive orgies creating sound levels comparable to a crowd cheering at a stadium By MARIËTTE LE ROUXT Illustrative image of two fish. (iStock) PARIS, France (AFP) — A species of Mexican fish amasses in reproductive orgies so loud they can deafen other sea animals, awed scientists said […]

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Israeli Scientists Navigate the Genome to Cure Deafness

Photo Credit: Pixabay.com Medical research (illustrative) Discovery of long-encoding RNAs in the auditory system may solve a piece of the deafness puzzle, Tel Aviv University researcher says A new Tel Aviv University study solves a critical piece of the puzzle of human deafness by identifying the first group of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in the auditory […]

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Vision and Hearing Loss Are Tied to Cognitive Decline

By JANE E. BRODY SEPT. 25, 2017 CreditPaul Rogers Now and then I hear someone (myself included) proclaim “my brain is on overload.” This is not surprising given the myriad complex tasks the brain performs, among them enabling you to learn, plan, remember, communicate, see, hear and smell. Perhaps also not surprising, a growing number of studies […]

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