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The faculty of perceiving sound.

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When does the use of headphones become harmful?

Generally, it is known if you listen to music through headphones a lot of time, you damage your ears. But how long should I use the headphones? And how loud can they be so as not to affect my hearing?...
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Is regular nightly usage of earplugs healthy?

Should one avoid daily usage of earplugs? SteadyHealth writes: Regardless, wearing these earplugs in the long run may prove to have certain health risks as well. The long-term earplugs may lead to ...
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Is long-term use of ear plugs harmful?

I wear ear plugs while sleeping every night. Is such long-term use of ear plugs harmful in any way? I have been doing so the past 5 years without any noticeable problems or effects.
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Washing the ear?

I'm 21 and I've never had earwax problems until about a year ago. In the past month, I've had what I believe to be ear infections (or maybe just hardened earwax) in one ear and then 2 weeks later, ...
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Which deteriorates hearing faster; treble or bass?

I heard that over use, the ear drums become less effective, but my hearing is bad. To reduce further damage, should I turn down the treble or bass?
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Optimal length of music break to reduce long term risks of noise-induced hearing loss?

I use noise isolating in ear headphones while working. I am considering instituting "music breaks" to reduce risks related to hearing loss. A 10-20 minute review of websites haven't really given me ...
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