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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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Meet the Listen Carefully Video Contest Third Place Winners!

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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Your Complete Guide to Listen Carefully’s Video Contest

If you’re thinking about entering Listen Carefully’s video contest, you might have questions you want answered before you participate. You’re excited to win the private Maddie & Tae concert, but you’re not sure how it works? Not to worry you’re covered.

Read on to learn everything you need to know about how you can win a private concert from Maddie & Tae and other great prizes.

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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 Music Streaming Services for Best Listening

Start your computer in public and you probably have one of the following services open: iTunes, Spotify or maybe even YouTube. Music comes from seemingly an unknown source before you finally find the mute button or someone gives you an awkward stare from the other side of the room.

Most likely, as soon as you hit the play button again, one of the ten songs you’ve been listening to on repeat for the last three days starts playing through your headphones again. And after a while, instead of signing your name on checks, you may let a song title fill your signature’s place.

But when you get tired of listening to the same ten songs as you pay your bills, clean the kitchen, or even study for finals, where do you turn to next?

Read on for Listen Carefully’s five favorite music streaming services.

  1. 8tracks


8tracks is different than any other streaming service. Rather than picking a specific song to play, just type in your favorite artist’s name or even your current mood. With everything from “sad, lonely days” playlists to exciting music from the 70s, 8tracks is a great place to find your next obsession-worthy song. 8tracks playlists can be created by anyone who has a website’s username, which means the site and playlists are constantly updated.

  1. SoundCloud


With the familiar logo and signature orange color, SoundCloud has become the go-to place for artists to release remixes and record labels to release exclusive content. Looking at SoundCloud for the first time might be a little intimidating, but type one of your favorite artists into the search bar and dozens of new remixes and covers will appear below.

  1. Indie Shuffle


Although the title might suggest indie music, don’t let this service prove you wrong. Indie Shuffle premieres new music and plays remixes and stems from SoundCloud (mentioned above). This site might not have your Top 40 artists, but rather smaller acts that normally might not be in your frame of reference. Click “popular” or even “Staff Picks” to start shuffling through completely new music.

  1. Daytrotter


Different than your average music streaming service, Daytrotter includes some of the biggest names in music. But rather than their normal tracks, Daytrotter asks musicians to come to their studio and re-record their tracks either acoustically or broken down to their most basic shape. Look for sessions like The Heart & The Heart, Local Natives or even Cold War Kids to completely re-experience some of your favorite music.

  1. Apple Music

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If you’ve used iTunes in the past, think of it reimagined. Rather than just your own library, Apple Music builds playlists and a more extensive library based on your own musical taste. While this service isn’t free, Apple Music offers a three-month free trial and then costs only $10 a month. This service will help you find albums you didn’t realize existed or covers of songs that have been around for ages.

Did we miss any of your favorite sites? Let us know below!

Sources: Goldmann, Mikael, and Gunnar Kreitz. “Measurements on the spotify peer-assisted music-on-demand streaming system.” Peer-to-Peer Computing (P2P), 2011 IEEE International Conference on. IEEE, 2011.

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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