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World Hearing Day: 3 March

World Hearing Day is held on 3 March each year to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world. Each year, the Office of Prevention of Blindness and Deafness of the World Health Organization (WHO) decides the theme and develops a brochure on the…

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Protect Your Hearing While Enjoying the Stampede Grounds

Zero decibels (0 dB) is the quietest sound audible to a healthy human ear. From there, every increase of 3 dB represents a doubling of noise intensity. For example, noise measured at 88 dB is double the intensity of noise measured at 85dB. Noise is cumulative.  If one amusement ride emits a sound level of 91 dB(A) and…

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Letter to the Editor – Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

A side-effect of our jobs at Hear Alberta is that we can’t discuss an event in our city without bringing up noise-induced hearing loss. We couldn’t help but send a letter:  Dear Editor, JUNOfest marks an exciting time in our city.  For many of us, live music is one of life’s greatest pleasures.  However, at…

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