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Is regular nightly usage of earplugs healthy?

High quality custom ear plugs (e.g., http://www.etymotic.com/consumer/hearing-protection/erme.html although all custom plug are essentially the same materials) are essentially identical to the molds ...
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How to clean out all the earwax buildup in ears from hearing-aids if hearing-impaired? Q-tips are unsafe, right?

I am not aware of any evidence based research looking at the efficacy of at home ear wax removal. In general the goal is not to make your ear canals 100% free of wax at the microscopic level. Rather, ...
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How to properly clean a silicone earplug?

This is not remedied with alcohol. It is a form of discoloration. To make them look clean again, use bleach. Silicone can withstand quite a bit of that, but use very warm, not hot/boiling water. This ...
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Deafness and hearing aids and cochlear implants

The NIDCD defines a hearing aid as: A hearing aid is a small electronic device that you wear in or behind your ear. It makes some sounds louder so that a person with hearing loss can listen, ...
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Are auditory hallucinations a side effect of Oxycodone? How long does Oxycodone stay in the body?

There are some rare anecdotal reports of auditory hallucinations related to oxycodone. For example: Example 1 Example 2 But the half-life of oxycodone is a mere 3-4 hours, so after two days there ...
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Meatus acusticus externus

No, at least not reliably. Each person is different and some tympanic membranes are situated in a pretty direct angle. Even in canals with a steep angle, a strong enough jet just ricocheting off the ...
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Looking for Bipolar Disorder treatment method

Since Bipolar disorder is a medical condition you and your brother should find a psychiatrist who can manage your pathology optimally. Even if you trust in this audio-psycho-phonology it is not ...
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