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How Does Active Noise Cancelling Work?

In hearing, hearing loss, Hearing Protection, News and Technology by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

Have you ever wished you could turn down the noise in your environment? Urban dwellers are particularly interested in reducing the sound of the landscape from time to time, particularly during a commute. Not only can the sound of transportation itself be overwhelmingly loud—reaching up to 100 decibels in some cases of subway travel—but the noise of construction, traffic, and …

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All About Hearing Protection

In Hearing Health, Hearing Protection, Research by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

The world we live in is rich with so many diverse noises and sounds.  While sound can often be pleasing, too much sound can begin to irritate our minds and our ears. Some noises can damage our hearing, leading to ringing in the ears referred to as tinnitus, and difficulty communicating. Unfortunately, noise-induced hearing damage is incurable which makes it …

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Noisy Lives and Hearing Loss: A Case for Custom Ear Protection

In Hearing Protection by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

Hearing loss affects 37 million Americans. From workplace noise to rock concerts and daily city noise, no one is safe from hearing loss. Even listening to music with earbuds during your workout or daily commute puts your hearing at risk. No matter your age, all of us – seniors, adults, and teenagers – need to understand the causes of hearing …