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Meet the Listen Carefully Video Contest Third Place Winners!

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Chloe Pepera and Billie Gajewski’s spent a month filming and editing their film “Don’t Miss Your Life,” and the hard work paid off because it came in third place in the Listen Carefully video contest!

Entering the contest was a natural fit for Chloe and Billie. “We love making and editing videos that have a meaningful purpose. This cause really caught our attention being that we both know someone who has dealt with the hardships of hearing loss.”

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5 City Sounds That Contribute to Noise Pollution

“It’s too loud!”

“I can’t hear you!”

“Hearing sirens during my morning yoga session isn’t calming at all!”

If you’ve ever lived in an urban city, you might understand the phrase “you get used to it.” These days, cities suffer from noise pollution. Whenever a zooming police car blares its sirens or the subway car goes whizzing by, you instinctively speak louder or turn up the volume on your iPhone. But after living or working in the city for months or maybe even years, sensory overload ensues and risks of hearing loss increase.

In order to answer this big question, Listen Carefully took the city bus to the biggest downtown block and absorbed sounds from all around us.

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Is your house damaging your hearing?

Our home is more than four walls that keep us safe and warm. It’s a space that provide respite from busy days, invites us to gather with friends and family, or encourages us to relax in front of the television to watch our favorite shows.

It’s natural to think our home protects us from the outside world, but have you considered the health dangers lurking inside? Get ready, because we’re about to share four household appliances that can damage your hearing!

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3 Things Your Ears Wish They Could Tell You

Have you ever looked in the face of your dog and wished he could tell you what he was thinking? This would be especially helpful when he’s digging in the yard, pulling on the leash, or eating your favorite pair of shoes.

It’s easy to be frustrated, but instead we have to make a concerted effort to get to know his signals and needs.

Are you doing the same for your ears? Listen Carefully is here to show you how!

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Why Airplanes are Loud + 4 Tips for a Relaxing Flight

During a recent business trip to visit our headquarters in Minneapolis, I was reminded how loud traveling can be.

An infant screamed into her mother’s ear (repeatedly), the airplane engine hummed for three hours, and loudspeaker announcements jolted me from my seat without warning.

So I did some more research to find out just how loud my trip was, and how it could affect my long-term hearing health.

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How to Stay Cool at Summer Concerts

When summer heats up, concerts are the cool place to be (especially when they sell ice water and have spray fans).

Whether you make a road trip to Woodstock, sit in the nosebleed section at The Hollywood Bowl, or relax at your small town’s weekly concert in the park series, if you’re anything like us you’ll be spending plenty of hours sprawled on a picnic blanket or sitting in the stands of your favorite venue, enjoying music while the sun goes down.

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4 Foods to Feed Your Ears

We all have common sense when it comes to hearing protection. Don’t sit next to the speakers at a wedding, for example. We’ve even taken steps to maintain a healthy relationship with our ears, but wearing earplugs, walking away from the sound source, and turning down the volume are only a few of the ways to protect your hearing.

Today, we’re sharing another great way to protect your hearing: food! We all know chips and salsa go together, but what about bananas and hearing protection? If it sounds like a strange pairing, stick with us, because the food you eat now can have a direct effect on the hearing you’ll have later.

If you don’t know where to start, that’s where Listen Carefully comes in! We did some research and put together a list of four foods to include in your meals that will help keep hearing loss from impacting your life in the future.

Let’s eat!

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