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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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Meet the Listen Carefully Video Contest Grand Prize Winners

Have you heard? We recently announced the winners of Listen Carefully’s 2015 Video Contest!

In total, more than 3,000 students from all 50 states participated, and after an exciting public vote winners were announced on February 11, 2015. Ken Nakama, Dan Lesser, and Joshua Maslaki from Woodbridge High School in Irvine, California took home the grand prize, and Grammy-nominated recording artist Aloe Blacc will perform a private concert at their school in the spring!

Their short film “Protect Your Ears” is a call to turn down the volume. The team worked for 22 hours to film, edit, and produce the video, and all their hard work paid off! To make the film relatable, they chose to film in their school’s computer lab, a modern space that would help communicate their message. Dan Lesser explained that the team’s hope was for teens to be “conscious of the volume of music they are listening to, and the irreversible consequences it holds.”

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3 Unexpected Uses of Elephant Ears

For the past several months we’ve been pinning images to our board, Animals With Big Ears. These cute and (sometimes) cuddly creatures had us wondering more about how ears function in the animal kingdom. When we started digging around, the first question that came to our mind was: Which animal has the biggest ears, anyway?

This distinction belongs to one majestic animal that calls the continent of Africa its home: The African elephant.

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8 Music Blogs You Should be Reading

Here at Listen Carefully, we’re big music fans. We listen at the gym, in the car, and even at work when we’re having a big brainstorming meeting (it helps us think!).

Music might be the soundtrack of our lives, but the landscape is vast. And let’s face it, we’re often too busy to notice the latest up and coming musicians, research the best festivals, or pull together a list of the coolest record stores in our hometown.

That’s why we let the experts point us in the right direction. Read on for eight music blogs we rely on for daily inspiration.

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Listen Carefully Takes On TEDx Houston

What happens when 300 high school and college students converge in Houston for a day of innovation and inspiration? TEDx.

This year’s theme was “A World Imagined,” and Listen Carefully was invited to share our message about hearing protection, the power of sound, and how to lower the volume in an increasingly louder world.

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How to Have a Healthy Relationship With Your Headphones

If we’re being honest, most of us are in a relationship with our headphones.

It’s easy to be attracted to both their form and function. Not only are they sleek and customizable, but headphones offer emotional comfort, protecting us safely in a cocoon of sound that makes us feel all is right in the world.

We’re also very, very attached to each other. Stop anyone on the street, and you’ll find headphones coiled in purses, waiting in cars, stuffed in pockets, or sitting next to our computers.

Headphones, we love you.

So how can something we adore be threatening our health? To answer this question, we should start at the beginning.

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