Hearing loss

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College Kids' iPod Volume Hurts Hearing

Most subjects in study set volume to damaging level

(Newser) - Most young people listen to their iPods at levels that will damage hearing over time, a new study shows. Researchers measured the output of an iPod while college-age students listened to music in a lab setting, and they found 55% of the subjects set the volume higher than 85 decibels—... More »

Noise Pollution Getting Louder and More Dangerous

Racket causing thousands of deaths, says WHO, and governments are slow to help

(Newser) - Ear-splitting car alarms, predawn street cleaners, ubiquitous leaf-blowers, and other forms of noise pollution are louder than ever and posing a genuine risk to people's health, writes Katharine Mieszkowski in Salon. Loud noises damage hearing, raise blood pressure, ruin sleep, and, in fact, cause tens of thousands of deaths a... More »

Viagra Linked to Hearing Loss

FDA puts warning label on popular sex drugs

(Newser) - Add hearing loss to the list of potential side effects of Viagra and other drugs to treat sexual dysfunction. The federal Food and Drug Administration will add a warning about the risk to the labels of Viagra, Cialis, Levitra and a hypertension drug, Revatio, which contains the same ingredient as... More »

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