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Unique Henry Ford case offers cautionary cotton swab tale

The old saying, "never put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear," couldn't be truer for a patient who experienced vertigo and severe hearing loss after a cotton swab perforated her eardrum and damaged her inner ear.

Sep 28, 2010
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Noise and chemicals: Workers are losing their hearing

A study carried out by Spanish researchers has shown that the presence of chemical contaminants can interact with noise and modify, for good or for bad, the way in which work-related "deafness" - which is ...

Sep 28, 2010
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The hazards of headphones

When it comes to hearing loss, a tiny iPod seems much less threatening than a rock concert but it actually may be more dangerous.

Sep 28, 2010
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Digital helpers for the hearing impaired

Every fifth German is hearing impaired. In their private and in their work lives, they are restricted - such as when making a telephone call. Researchers are now ready with a digital solution, one that can partially compensate ...

Aug 11, 2010
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