What makes humans so different from other primates? Though our brains are similar, it seems that they react differently to various stimuli. New evidence suggests that human brains "listen" for musical pitch, a preference that scientists have not detected in monkeys. -- READ MORE --
Which is better: Earbuds and Headphones?
Earbuds sit inside your ear and are very close to the ear canal, and they typically increase the volume by around 9 decibels. Headphones, however, sit outside the ear, so there is less natural amplification.
Headphones also block a lot of background noises. But with earbuds, distracting sounds aren’t dulled, and wearers often turn the volume control up to near dangerous levels. Not to mention that it is easy to find cheaply made earbuds at any convenience store or shopping center. Because of their poor quality, those earbuds only distort sounds which makes wearers turn up the volume even more.
If you believe your hearing has been affected by use of headphones or earbuds, call us for an appointment.
Hearing loss that occurs gradually as you age (presbycusis) is common. About one-third of people in the United States between the ages of 65 and 75 have some degree of hearing loss. For those older than 75, that number is approximately 1 in 2. -- READ MORE --