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The Truth About How Your Headphones Affect Your Hearing

Posted 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living

By Amanda Schupak for YouBeauty.com The Scientist: David A. Sherris, M.D., chair of the department of otolaryngology at the University at Buffalo ...

How Concert Halls Enhance Crescendos

Trevor Cox | Posted 08.11.2014 | Science
Trevor Cox

The intensity and emotional impact of the crescendo might appear to be in the hands on the composer and musicians, but now new research shows that in certain concert halls, the right acoustic makes the crescendo sound much louder at the end and hence much more dramatic.

This Sleep Condition May Increase Risk Of Hearing Loss

Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living

People with sleep apnea may have a higher risk of hearing loss, according to a new study. The research, which was presented at the American Thorac...

When a Couple Goes (Selectively) Hard of Hearing

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 06.07.2014 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

My suggestion is that the next time your partner tells you that you need to have your hearing checked, bring him/her along to your appointment. Have him be the one with the headsets in the sound booth. Tell the audiologist to take a lunch break and you call the words.

LISTEN: How Old Are Your Ears?

Posted 11.11.2013 | Fifty

'Huh?' 'Come Again?' If you find yourself asking these questions more and more or if you often can't hear your cell phone ring, you might want to ...

Athar Mohiudin

Drone Survivors To Appear Before Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Athar Mohiudin | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress for the first time will hear testimony from survivors of a U.S. drone strike, in a briefing Tuesday organized by Rep. Alan Gray...

No Coherent Reasons for Syria Strike

Derrick Crowe | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Derrick Crowe

The Assad regime in Syria is reprehensible. The use of chemical weapons by any actor is unacceptable. Violence as a tool to effect political change is a monstrosity. All of these things are true, but none justify the United States taking the role of an avenging god.

10 Common Noises That Can Cause Permanent Hearing Loss

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Jennifer Gehlen and Sara Schwartz | Posted 06.29.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com One in seven people between the ages of 45 and 64 have hearing loss — are you taking the proper precautions to prot...

Ryan Grim

Congress Ignores Major Jobs Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than five years since the start of the Great Recession, unemployment remains a major economic problem in the United States, with lo...

How to Shop for a Hearing Aid

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.15.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

With so many choices and options available today, shopping for a hearing aid that meets your needs, lifestyle and budget can be challenging. Here are some tips that can help you locate a good hearing aid provider and choose an appropriate aid.

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.

Alleged Fort Hood Shooter's Beard Stops Court Hearing

AP | Posted 06.08.2012 | Crime

FORT HOOD, Texas -- A hearing to consider pre-trial motions in the murder case against an Army psychiatrist charged in the Fort Hood shooting rampage ...

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 th...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.