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Earwax

Although there are entire books devoted to the subject of earwax (and no, none of them have made the best seller list!), there are two important things to remember. The first is that earwax is mostly helpful – it acts as an antibacterial and [...]

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Ear Canal Resonance

The auricle (the outer part of your ear) and the ear canal (the passage down to the eardrum) serve not only to collect and funnel sound, they also serve to amplify sound. The ear canal, specifically, amplifies sound in the high frequencies (for an [...]

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Canadian TV commercials are too loud….and here is what you can do about it

You have probably noticed that TV commercials are much louder than the TV show itself. I find it annoying and I know that many of my patients do too. The CRTC (our Canadian broadcast regulator) received 304 complaints about this issue in 2010. And [...]