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Statistics on Hearing Problems

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communications Disorders (NIDCD) has published statistics that provide insight into who has a hearing disorder. Here is what the organization has reported: Hearing loss is greater in men. Almost 12 percent of men who are 65 to 74 years of age are affected by tinnitus. Tinnitus is identified more …

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Screaming Won't Make You Deaf

Why screaming doesn’t make you deaf is an interesting story that explains how your auditory system behaves when you cheer for your favorite team. Be warned that this doesn’t apply when the person sitting next to you screams when you stop. The concept might also explain why we can’t tickle ourselves.