Former Violist Sues for Hearing Damage


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Those who attend concerts expect the music to be loud, and classical music is no exception. Listeners expect a certain level of excitement from a performance, but in light of these expectations, are conductors and musical directors under too much pressure to deliver an earsplitting performance? If so, what becomes of the musicians who are

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High Healthcare Cost With Untreated Hearing Loss


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From depression and deteriorating relationships with friends and family to reported lower quality of life, hearing loss casts a wide net. And now, a new study confirms those with hearing loss suffer yet another cost: higher medical bills. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), compared the costs of healthcare for a

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Tinnitus in Teens Indicates Early Hearing Damage


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New research into the “ringing in the ears” condition known as tinnitus points to an alarming level of early hearing damage in young people who are exposed to loud music, prompting a warning from leading researchers in the field. It’s a growing problem and I think it’s going to get worse,” says Larry Roberts, PhD,

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