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Loud Sounds, Hearing Aids And Hearing Protection – What You Need To Know To Prevent Hearing Loss

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you, or someone you love, suffer from hearing loss, a number of treatments are available to help, depending on the cause of the loss. Continual or loud sounds are some of the most common reasons for hearing loss over time. It is possible to have problems hearing only certain tones or ranges, while others hear everything, but it sounds soft or muffled. It is important that you understand how sound can affect your hearing so you know when you are experiencing loss and what needs to be done. In addition, the more you know, the better equipped you are to prevent further damage. Why Sounds Cause Hearing Loss Vibrations make sound. They displace air, water and some solids in a wave. The pattern of the wave depends upon the frequency, pitch and decibel strength of the vibrations. As...

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3 Signs You Have a Major Knee Injury

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you play contact sports, you are constantly at risk of injuring a major joint such as your knee. Many athletes complain of a popping sensation in their kneecap. This can be a common issue as cartilage is torn repeatedly in contact sports. While a popping sensation alone may not be cause for concern, there are five signs you should look for to determine if you should make a trip to the local sports injury clinic.  Swelling Swelling can be caused by a number of knee injuries some of which are serious. If you notice that your knee begins immediately after an injury, you may have torn your ACL or fractured your kneecap. Swelling is caused by a fluid build-up in a joint. This fluid is released in response to an injury as a way to prevent further injury. The...

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