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5 Careers In Hearing

“What are you going to study in college?”

 “What’s your major?” 

“What are you going to do after college?”

We’re sure you’ve heard these questions before. As you grow older, it becomes a constant topic of discussion. Stepping foot onto your college campus the first day, the most important thing in the world becomes your major and career choice. But when you’re unsure about where you’re headed not only for lunch, but also for your entire career, what do you do?

We investigated five careers in hearing to help make your decision easier. Read on for 5 Careers in Hearing:

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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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Does Listening Actually Affect Your Mood?

After one of those days when everything that could go wrong does, many have one thing in common: As soon as they’re in the door, a playlist of sad music is playing and the ice cream is out of the freezer. They may think that wallowing in whatever is troubling them is helping their mood. And in return, they’re hoping that this pity party will make them feel better the next day.

But what you might not know is that anything you listen to will completely affect your mood. Listen Carefully dived into this strange theory and we’re here to tell you more.

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5 Underrated Sounds Of Summer

As your workweek comes to a close you’re able to breathe, thousands of answers fill your brain that all answer a similar question: “What am I going to do with my weekend?”

Once your summer agenda has been decided, coolers are filled with delicious snacks and drinks for the day, and the car is carefully packed.

Suddenly there’s no longer the familiar sound of instant messenger or coffee cups being slammed to the conference room table, but completely different noises that are special to summer. These sounds are often so recognizable to our ears that we forget to notice, think they are annoying, or even wear earplugs to block them out.

But when summer is over and we bring back our winter clothes, what sounds are we going to forget that we didn’t enjoy in the first place?

Listen Carefully used our summer to find out more.

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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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