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Can the brain get used to unbalanced hearing from treating unilateral hearing loss?

According to this imaginary example of unilateral hearing loss, if they treat just the weaker ear, it might create unbalanced hearing so that sounds heard by the treated ear are perceived as louder ...
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Why don't babies get hearing loss from their own loud crying?

According to this news article babies can produce up to 130 decibels when crying. That's about the same intensity as the sound of a jackhammer and louder than ambulance sirens or a chain saw. A person ...
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Risks of prolonged use of ultrasonic speakers

I would like to know if there are known risks for hearing or any other possible health issue in case of long usage of ultrasonic (parametric) speakers (see an example) at low volume. For long usage I ...
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Headphone usage with audiobooks

I've read that excessive listening to music on headphones can cause hearing damage, but I listen to audiobooks and can do so at a very low volume and still enjoy them. I also wonder if it is as ...
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In-ear earphone to sleep [closed]

I live in an apartment where sometimes neighbors make noise at bedtime. I have trouble sleeping, any noise, if it isn't a constant noise, bothers me. So, I started listening to music before bed and it ...
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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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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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Should I use headphones when I have hearing loss?

I googled this query but all I got was that loud music on headphones causes hearing loss.Now I use headphones sometimes and I had hearing impairment from when I was a kid.Should I altogether stop ...
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