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Meteors Don't Strike Twice

Eric J. Heller | Posted 03.25.2013 | Science
Eric J. Heller

A loud boom sounding like a major piece of artillery frightens your normally quiet neighborhood. Houses shake and dishes rattle. Later the TV news reports that the boom was heard over many miles, but nothing exploded. No supersonic aircraft flew by. Someone saw yellow light in the sky.

The Curbside Consult: My Ears Are Ringing!

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Being the ever-so-snarky lady that she is, Molly simply replied, "You have tinnitus and are going about it all wrong." I asked her to start from the beginning. Here's how it went down.

Good Communication Is as Simple as Paying Attention

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 11.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

In the simplest of terms, good communication only involves two steps: empathy and clarity. The most common communication errors occur when the message gets lost between the sender and the receiver.

When Your World Suddenly Goes Silent

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 10.27.2012 | Fifty
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

At those times, when my husband's sudden deafness hits him like a packed snowball with a rock inside, there's nothing I can say to him. I just have to wait it out.

Turn Down the Rock Music

Seth Shostak | Posted 10.10.2012 | Science
Seth Shostak

For two hundred thousand years, the loudest noise that Homo sapiens suffered were thunderclaps. But these weigh in at about 120 decibels, dozens of times less energetic than a modern rock band.

The (Soda) Counter Hearing to NYC's Phony Soda Ban Hearing

Audrey Silk | Posted 09.18.2012 | New York
Audrey Silk

The sparkle of a "hearing" is as flat as an hours old open can of seltzer.

Say What?

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 09.11.2012 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I've done some research, and what you describe is a malady called Selective Hearing Syndrome. It is not deadly and, remarkably, side effects only affect wives.

Americans Are Paying Way Too Much For Hearing Aids

Sam Tanzer | Posted 08.06.2012 | Small Business
Sam Tanzer

The healthcare industry is failing to address a massive, treatable epidemic.

WATCH: Creepy Humanoid Robot Mimics Man's Every Move

| Daniel Cossins | Posted 04.10.2012 | Science

Scientists call it the "cocktail party problem." To understand the person talking to you in a noisy room, you've got to filter out all of the ...

What Would You Listen To You Were Going To Lose Your Hearing?

Posted 03.30.2012 | Home

Yesterday, we featured an interview with the filmmaker of "Lost and Sound," a new documentary that explores how deaf people experience music after los...

Zach Carter

WATCH: House Republicans Order 'Gasland' Documentary Director Josh Fox Detained At Public Hearing | Zach Carter | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a stunning break with First Amendment policy, House Republicans directed Capitol Hill police to detain a highly regarded documentary ...

White House Rules Out Constitutional Option On Debt Ceiling: Report

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As quickly as the so-called "constitutional option" appeared as a way to resolve the debt ceiling showdown, top White House officials ha...

Tyler Kingkade

First Republican Expresses Openness To 14th Amendment Option | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said on Thursday that the Constitution may trump the debt ceiling, allowing the administration a way out of...

Can You Hear Me Now? Or Do You Just Get a Ringing or Buzzing Noise?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

You take off your headphones and... ring! Your ears buzz. Or hiss. Or rumble. It's called tinnitus and almost everyone deals with it. It's usually a temporary annoyance -- but for some, the ringing never stops.

How Reading And Doing Crosswords Can Block Your Ability To Hear

Mail Online | Posted 07.27.2011 | Books

Becoming engrossed in a good book or a crossword really can block the ability to hear, a study has found. Scientists demonstrated that when someone...

Petraeus "Understands the Frustration" With Spending "Enormous Amounts of Money," But He'll Keep Spending It If You Let Him

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

News flash: if you can't turn the war effort around with 30,000 more troops at a cost of $1 million per troop, per year, maybe the military solutions aren't solutions after all.

Zach Carter

House Republicans Amplify Attacks On Elizabeth Warren, Consumer Protection | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a hearing marked by openly hostile questioning from House Republicans, consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren made her highly anticipated...

Oil Millionaire's Ex-Wife Seeks Higher Divorce Settlement

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

An oil technology millionaire's former wife today asked judges to double her divorce settlement, saying £5 million was "far too low". Victoria Jones...

Fatima, 4-Year-Old Deaf Iraqi Girl, Given The Ability To Hear In India (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Though her parents had initially lost all hope, a deaf Iraqi girl has been granted the ability to hear thanks to a team of tireless Indian doctors, th...

Lucia Graves

Senators Move To End Secret Holds | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The opponents of a rule that allows lawmakers to anonymously delay Senate confirmation proceedings have garnered enough support to overturn the rule. ...

Tinnitus: the Noisy Affliction We Are Too Quiet About

Joseph Smigelski | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joseph Smigelski

Coping with tinnitus is an ongoing struggle with many illuminated peaks and darkened abysses. Sometimes I dare to think that maybe, just maybe, the ringing will subside.

Wash U: Antibiotic Preserves Hearing In Mice

Student Life | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have found that the antibiotic Kanamycin (KM), which was previously believed to damage ears, a...

Turning On The Light At Times Of Loss

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Whatever you lose in the course of your life, there is something to gain. You may go through a period of "darkness," and at a certain moment, you may be able to see "light at the end of the tunnel."

Exclusive: Congress Plans Historic Hearing on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Any serious discussion of the crisis the country faces in recruiting and retaining qualified men and women in the military will require a fresh and serious look at the odious "compromise" known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."