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Monthly Archives: January 2014


When should I use hearing protection and what kind should I use?

In general, when the level of sound is 85dB or louder one should use hearing protection. Even with the ability of smart phones that have sound level meter applications this can be difficult to measure, so the best advice is that when in doubt use hearing protection (once you lose your hearing it is gone […]

Musical Training Has Positive, Long-Term Effects on Brain Function

    Jacqueline Conciatore, NSF   |   December 03, 2013 11:18am ET This Research in Action article was provided to LiveScience in partnership with the National Science Foundation. Studies by researcher Nina Kraus have shown that lifelong musical training is associated with the ability to hear and understand sounds in a noisy environment, even as we […]