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Use your ears to boost creativity

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jan 29, 2018 1:36:00 PM

It’s a well-documented fact: Exposure to excessive noise is a leading cause of hearing loss. It can also interfere with our ability to concentrate. However, according to a study conducted at the University of Illinois, a moderate level of ambient noise (around 70 decibels) can boost creative performance. This might help explain why you see so many people hunched over their computers at coffee shops — where the noise level is typically about 70 decibels.

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Topics: hearing, Fun Facts, Creativity, Coffee Shops

Hearing aids may provide relief for tinnitus sufferers

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on May 26, 2016 3:00:00 PM

The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) and other organizations report a strong link between tinnitus and hearing loss. “Most patients develop tinnitus as a symptom of hearing loss, caused either by age, long-term hearing damage or acute trauma to the auditory system,” says the ATA.

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Topics: hearing, hearing aids, Tinnitus, hearing loss

Summertime and the livin’ is easy...But maybe not so easy on your ears!

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on May 18, 2016 2:00:00 PM

For a lot of people, summertime means enjoying the great outdoors. But along with favorite summer pastimes come potential threats to your hearing — in the form of ka-booms, roars, blasts and other ear-piercing noises. 

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Topics: traffic, easy, hearing, exposure, communication, work, Loud, preventable, summer, leisure activities, Lawn mower, damage, hearing protection, hearing care, outdoors, race car, fireworks, motorcycle, Americans, ears, summertime

Have you experienced ‘birding by ear’?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on May 17, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Wild birds have clearly stolen our hearts. Today, approximately 85 million Americans enjoy observing, photographing or feeding wild birds, according to USA Today. A growing number of these individuals identify their passion as “birding,” which is different from bird watching, in part because it involves more than just the sense of sight.

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Topics: hearing, birding, hearing aids, avian, observe, birdsong, outdoors

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