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Without his hearing aids, Dr. Don Thaler has trouble holding a conversation in a crowded restaurant. With the devices in, however, the ambient noise - the clinking of dishes, the shuffling of feet, the drone of table talk throughout the room - can be intolerable.

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Do You Hear What I Hear? Well, Maybe Not

People who are tone deaf - not your run-of-the-mill bad shower singers but those who truly cannot hear or produce musical tones - are actually processing the sounds differently in their brains, researchers reported yesterday.

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For Some Who Lost Their Hearing, Implants Help

Jenni Ewald and her husband, Russ, both lost their hearing as young children after bouts with meningitis — Jenni when she was 1, Russ more gradually starting at age 3.

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Early Action Proving Crucial to Hearing Success

Hailey Ems was born weeks early, on the floor of an upstairs bathroom as emergency medical technicians huddled on a staircase trying to figure out how to get the stretcher upstairs.

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Higher Rates of Hearing Loss Are Found

A new study suggests that hearing loss among Americans may be more widespread than believed.

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There's More to Ears Than Just Wax

Rock concerts, iPods, jet engines, motorcycles, snowmobiles, infections and trauma — our ears are under siege. To counter such effects, most experts believe that care of your ears should begin in the first few days of life.

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All That Noise Is Damaging Children's Hearing

Michael became hooked on headphones in his early teens. He walked the streets of Brooklyn day after day with his favorite music blasting directly into his ears.

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A Little Hard of Hearing

Does loss of hearing with age afflict men and women to the same degree?

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Personal Health: Lifelines for People With Hearing Loss

Hearing loss, a disability currently untreated in about 85 percent of those affected, may be the nation's most damaging and costly sensory handicap.

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What to Do When a Newborn Can't Hear

The 8-year-old boy already had  hearing aids when I met him, back in the 1990s. He had been born before newborns were routinely screened for hearing problems, so the diagnosis had not taken place  until he was a slow-to-talk toddler.

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