Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hearing loss among police officers and military people who use weapons in their line of work is common. It make sense. Hearing loss can come from exposure to loud noises. These loud sounds destroy the delicate hair cells of the inner ear. Today there are proven ways to compensate for this deficit through the use of sophisticated hearing technologies. So why would any NYPD officer be banned from using a hearing aid while serving?

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Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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Despite popular perception, hearing isn't something that happens only in your ears. Your brain plays a huge part in decoding sounds. In fact, when sounds are not present parts of the brain can stop working. That's why simply increasing sounds--which is what hearing aids used to do--didn't fully solve the problem of helping people to recognize speech, especially with a noisy background. So what do today's hearing aids do differently?

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Posted on Monday, March 16, 2015
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Hearing loss isn't always obvious. A lot of people dismiss the symptoms thinking that they're too young to have hearing loss. But is your chronological age an accurate way to determine how well your ears work?

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