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Army's Smart Earplug Damps Explosive Noise, But Can Enhance Whispers

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Is Everybody Mumbling? Try A Hearing Test You Take On The Phone

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Deaf Jam: Experiencing Music Through A Cochlear Implant

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Remembering The Pioneering Audiologist Who Tested Hearing At Birth

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'El Deafo': How A Girl Turned Her Disability Into A Superpower

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