Do normal sounds seem unbearable to you? For some people, ordinary levels of sound make their ears hurt. It can be a bewildering experience, both for the person who has it, and their friends and family.
Noise exposure accounts for 22% of worldwide work-related health problems. Excessive noise not only causes hearing loss and tinnitus, but also increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases. To provide protection, workers normally wear earplugs. However, commonly available earplugs are often uncomfortable, since they don't fit everyone's ears equally well. How could we improve the comfort and effectiveness of these earplugs? What aspects of the ear canal must be taken into account?
The decision to take hormone therapy (HT) to tame menopausal symptoms can be complex. There are benefits and risks that you must weigh with your healthcare provider.
A stethoscope is a critical tool in the delivery of health care services. It amplifies sounds within the body, making it easier for nurses, doctors and paramedics to hear a patient's heart beat, blood pressure and respiration, among other sounds.
Fantastical notions of all-powerful robots, straight out of Hollywood, may come to mind when you think about artificial intelligence (AI).