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The Dash Pro: Personalized, Wireless, Custom-Made Earphones

How would you like to own “The World’s First Custom-Made Wireless Ear Computer”? According to The Hearing Review, one of the newest products from Bragi and Starkey Hearing Technologies (two innovative technology giants) “features a unique, personalized experience.”

Powerful Sound. Custom Fit.

The partnership between smart headphones and hearables maker Bragi (from Munich, Germany) and Starkey Hearing Technologies (a global hearing technology company headquartered in Minnesota) creates groundbreaking technology aimed at changing how we think of headphones and other wearable, health-monitoring tech, as well as hearing aids.

A press release quoted Bragi founder Nikolaj Hviid as saying, “Starkey and Bragi have a shared vision that hearing aids and hearables can empower people to communicate and enhance their abilities… Bragi’s advanced integration of sensorics provides tremendous value to hearing aid consumers, while Starkey’s invaluable knowledge of advanced audio processing and psychoacoustics expands Bragi’s potential to enable people to utilize contextual computing …

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The Best Offense Is a Good Defense

Football Fans! Here’s to Your Best (Hearing) Season Yet

Loud NFL stadiums have become a source of pride for fans and teams across the country. But with stadium noise exceeding safe decibel (sound pressure) levels, it’s also a source of hearing loss. Cheering fans can push decibel (dB) levels well into the hundreds. At these levels, it only takes 1 to 15 minutes for the sound to damage your ears.

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)

NIHL is damage done to the ears by exposure to loud noise; the amount of damage is dependent upon the decibel level and the length of time you’re exposed. Repeated exposure to sound levels above 85 dB can cause permanent hearing loss. Rather than not being able to hear at all, high-frequency sounds are usually the first to go, meaning you may be unable to hear s, f, sh, ch, h, or soft c sounds.

Hearing Loss by the Numbers

Cheering while the away team …

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Better Health, Better Hearing

You Can Delay Age-Related Hearing Loss

Physical Activity Delays the Onset of Age-Related Hearing Loss

Age-related hearing loss affects almost two-thirds of U.S. adults over the age of 70. It’s a result of natural changes that happen in your inner ear, middle ear, and neural pathways as you age. The loss is gradual and can lead to communication problems, feelings of isolation, and decreased physical function. But results from a recent study in the Journal of Neuroscience suggest that regular exercise can delay age-related hearing loss.

The Study The researchers compared two groups of mice for 24 months. The experimental group regularly exercised by running on a wheel; the control group did not.

Mice in the exercise group had better hearing after 24 months than did the control group, and the physical findings supported this: For mice in the exercise group, key areas of the inner ear hadn’t broken down as much as the same …

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Airplanes and Ear Pain

6 tips for a comfortable flight

Your Ears and Altitude

You’re cruising at 39,000 feet, seat reclined, in-flight movie rolling along, when the pilot announces, “Ladies and gentlemen, we’re beginning our descent. Please put your seats and tray tables in the upright position, and prepare for landing.”

Soon your ears are feeling full, you can’t hear, and the flight can’t end soon enough.

What’s going on? You’re experiencing the common effects of altitude-related air-pressure changes in the middle ear, which can cause clicking and popping, ear pain or blockage, general discomfort, and even temporary hearing loss.

The good news? A few simple steps can go a long way toward preventing or limiting the problem.

Normally the eustachian tube, a narrow passageway from the ear to the back of the nose, helps keep pressure in the ear relatively equal. When external pressure changes quickly, however — like in air travel — your body might need a …

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You’ll Be the Talk of the Picnic Table

These Delicious Side Dishes Are Good for Your Blood Sugar and Your Hearing

According to the National Institutes of Health, those with diabetes are twice as likely to have hearing loss. Because we’re deep into the grilling months, we’re offering a couple of delicious diabetes-friendly side-dish recipes for your next cookout that will tickle taste buds, turn heads, and take it easy on your blood sugar.

Stuffed Mushrooms

Ingredients (serves 12) Stuffing

6 oz Mexican chorizo sausage ½ cup onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 can (11 oz) whole-kernel corn, drained 2 oz low-fat cream cheese ¼ cup fat-free sour cream ½ tsp salt

  Remaining ingredients

2 slices whole-wheat bread 24 stuffer mushroom caps (or large, de-stemmed mushrooms)

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°. Cook de-cased chorizo, onion, and garlic in a skillet over medium heat for 6 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Drain chorizo mixture and pat dry with paper towels. Combine chorizo mixture and corn …

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