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Hearing Protection Requirements in the Workplace

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Hazardous noise levels have been identified in many workplace environments, which can cause permanent or temporary damage to the organ for hearing. Employment in an environment with daily/occasional exposure to hazardous noise poses many health and safety risks, including the risk of noise-induced hearing loss. Other types of hearing health and safety risks can include rupture of the eardrums and …

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What to Expect During Professional Earwax Removal

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Let’s face it: Everyone makes earwax. Some people make more than others for various reasons, including the shape of the ear canal, the ratio of ceruminous vs. sebaceous glands in the ears, and even age/lifestyle. It is not recommended to use “at home” remedies such as ear candling, q-tips, or bobby pins to remove earwax. Professional wax removal is highly …

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5 Tips to Prevent Swimmer’s Ear

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Swimmer’s ear is a term typically used to describe Otitis Externa, otherwise known as an outer ear infection. An outer ear infection affects the ear canal from the opening to the eardrum. These infections can be painful, have a distinct odor, cause drainage, and potentially a hearing loss. Here are a few tips on how to prevent swimmer’s ear. What …