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How to Wear Ear Plugs

Excessive noise exposure is a leading cause of hearing loss. The good news is that you can limit your noise exposure with decibel-lowering soft foam ear plugs sold at most drug stores. Anita Mepani, AuD, CCC-A, an audiologist at Mass. Eye and Ear, shows us how to wear them for optimal hearing protection.

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Patient Stories

Silencing the Sounds in Her Head

Maryjane Behforouz, of Indiana, spent years trying to ignore clicking sounds in her head. Then one day she found Dr. Tina Stankovic, an ear surgeon at Mass. Eye and Ear, who listened very carefully to her story. All diagnosed her with sensorineural hearing loss, or a loss of sensory cells in the ear. Unfortunately, there was little they could do to bring Maryjane's hearing back.

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