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  • Hearing loss of US diplomats in Cuba blamed on covert device

    08/09/2017 11:39:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 10, 2017 1:46 AM EDT | Matthew Lee and Michael Weissenstein
    The two-year-old U.S. diplomatic relationship with Cuba was roiled Wednesday by what U.S. officials say was a string of bizarre incidents that left a group of American diplomats in Havana with severe hearing loss attributed to a covert sonic device. In the fall of 2016, a series of U.S. diplomats began suffering unexplained losses of hearing, according to officials with knowledge of the investigation into the case. Several of the diplomats were recent arrivals at the embassy, which reopened in 2015 as part of former President Barack Obama’s re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba. Some of the diplomats’ symptoms were...
  • Tinnitus: Any hope in the future

    12/05/2016 6:55:23 AM PST · by far sider · 136 replies
    Hey guys. I'm 58 and have had tinnitus for about 30 years now. It has always been just an annoyance. But this year the volume has increased A LOT. It's like a very loud dentist's drill in both ears. I have heard that tinnitus can make you suicidal. I always scoffed at that but I'm starting to see why it would be attractive to some people.I have a few questions and would appreciate any feedback.1. I know there is not cure but do any of you know of anything that can reduce the volume?2. Do cochlear implants help tinnitus? 3....
  • I can't hear the dialogue (VANITY)

    09/19/2014 5:14:17 AM PDT · by knarf · 24 replies
    self ^ | September 19, 2014 | knarf
    The music drowns out the dialogue ...
  • What are you going to believe, your eyes or your ears?

    01/16/2013 3:12:52 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | January 15, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I have found myself in recent years insisting that people believe their ears and not their eyes.Now our flesh demands to see by its own unregenerate power, only then will the flesh say it believes. But the truth is, our flesh does not often believe even when it sees. We usually figure, “they have some way of doing that” or perhaps we’ll say, “This is a trick, an illusion.” And illusionist can do some pretty amazing stuff! (See the video below).But the Scriptures are clear to say that Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God (Rom...
  • UConn bunny ears prank on President Obama

    08/01/2013 3:39:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    WTNH.com ^ | 8/1/13 | Erik Dobratz
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)-- A lot of people are still talking about a prank a couple of the of the UConn women pulled on the president at the White House. Another Washington D.C scandal...Bunny-Gate. Hardly, but lots of people are talking about UConn players Stefanie Dolson and Kiah Stokes putting up some bunny ears behind President Obama during a photo op at the White House. As the President was posing for pictures with the players, he said "alright no rabbit ears now." After a couple of laughs, he said ok, now you can. So Dolson and Stokes jumped at the...
  • Obama's Jedi vs Vulcan Mind Meld Gaffe: It's All About His Ears!!!

    03/04/2013 8:30:02 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-4-2013 | MOTUS
    I thought I could side-step the Jedi-Vulcan-mind field blowup from last Friday. Butt you know how geeks are, they just won’t let it die. The take-away from that presser was supposed to be “I AM NOT A DICTATOR” which worked pretty good for awhile. Then all the geeks, counter-geeks and presidential pundits had to weigh in. Pull your pantaloons up, my little Jedi warrior Next thing you know we’re getting analyses of whether the mix up of “Jedi mind tricks” with “Vulcan mind-meld” was purposeful, to demonstrate that Big Guy’s too cool to be a nerdy sci-fi geek. That argument...
  • Cats' ears (vanity)

    12/14/2012 7:47:50 PM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 16 replies
    Quirky ^ | 12/12/12 | self
    Greetings! I just published an invention on Quirky, and would like to get some up votes, and other positive thoughts from the FR community. Thanks in advance, FRiends.
  • Tinnitus Remedy: How to Stop Ringing in the Ears

    10/14/2011 7:46:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 93 replies · 2+ views
    A2Z of Health Beauty and Fitness ^ | 11-26-2009 | Article by: Dr. Jan Strydom
    One should always understand that we are all different so that it is impossible to suggest a single form of treatment that will work in every case and for every person. However, there is a very simple technique that has often shown to be effective in many cases of tinnitus (ringing in the ears.) Any person who is afflicted by this very unpleasant condition would do well to at least give this simple technique a try. To perform this technique, put the palms of your hands over your ears. The fingers are on the back of the head. The middle...
  • Dead ants found in cookie-eating girl's ears

    06/01/2011 11:15:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Focus Taiwan ^ | May 20, 2011 | Nancy Liu
    Taipei, May 20 (CNA) It is not unusual for mothers stop their children from eating in bed, but now doctors are also telling their patients the same thing -- if they don't want ants crawling into their ears. Although it is common to find small bugs in the ear canals, a local doctor said Friday that he recently found as many as 25 dead ants in the ears of a 16-year-old girl. Before seeking medical help, the girl, who has a sweet tooth, had been suffering from ear pain for several months, said Hung Yaun-tsung, chief of the Department of...
  • Samantha Shaw, 7, Gets Plastic Surgery to Avoid Bullies

    04/14/2011 8:49:09 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 67 replies
    Gather.com ^ | April 14, 2011 | Kate James
    A 7-year-old girl named Samantha Shaw got plastic surgery because her mother feared bullies. The young girl has cup ears that protruded, and one of which also exhibited the condition known as lop ear. Did the family go too far? The little girl had been teased over her ears, and her parents finally decided that surgery to 'fix' the issue was the only solution. The procedure is called otoplasty where the ears are pinned back. This is extreme at such a young age, and going under the knife is not exactly completely safe. There are many complications that can occur,...
  • Tinnitus sufferer shot himself dead 'to stop the screaming in his ears'

    04/14/2011 7:23:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 10:28 AM on 14th April 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    A grandfather who was tormented by the 'screaming in his ears' as a result of chronic tinnitus shot himself in the head, an inquest heard. Roy Sullivan's medical condition, where sufferers hear a constant ringing in their ear, had been getting progressively worse. The quiet 74-year-old was found with gunshot wounds by his wife at their home in Essex when she returned from her grandson's 14th birthday visit in January. Eileen Sullivan told the hearing: 'Roy was such a peaceful, quiet man. He just couldn't stand the noise. He liked to be quiet. If I had the radio on and...
  • Magnet Therapy Didn't Help 'Ringing in the Ears'

    03/25/2011 6:55:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 25, 2011 | Staff
    A constant annoying ringing in the ears – called tinnitus - didn't go away when researchers tried zapping patients' heads with magnetic waves in a recent study. The researchers still think magnetic therapy could work, if they can find the right part of the brain to apply it to. "We haven't found the sweet spot yet," said Dr. Jay Piccirillo, the lead author of the study and a professor of ear, nose and throat surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Missouri. Tinnitus is caused by a "phantom" sound, thought to be the result of mis-wired brain...
  • Obama: I was bullied for my big ears (Tissue, LOL, and Barf all at the Same Time Alert)

    03/10/2011 3:44:28 PM PST · by Zakeet · 78 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 10, 2011 | Christine Delargy
    President Obama said today at the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention that even a future president doesn't escape the taunts of bullies. "I have to say that with big ears and the name that I have, I wasn't immune. I didn't emerge unscathed," the president said. Mr. Obama, who hosted the conference at the White House with First Lady Michelle Obama, added that he had childhood memories of other kids being bullied. "As adults, we all remember what it was like to see kids picked on in the hallways or in the schoolyard," he said. President Obama and...
  • Walker irked by Obama's meddling (Wisconsin Gov. tells the Hussein regime to butt out)

    02/18/2011 7:06:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/18/11 | MJ LEE
    Walker irked by Obama's meddlingBy MJ LEE Updated: 02/18/11 9:27 AM Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, confronted with thousands of protesters outside of the state capitol in Madison, says “it would be wise for the president” to stay out of his state’s business. “I think we’re focused on balancing our budget,” Walker said on Fox News Friday morning. “It would be wise for the president and others in Washington to focus on balancing their budget, which they are a long ways from doing.” The governor – just a mere six weeks into his job – added that he is...
  • My dogs ears, need so FReeper advice

    01/21/2011 2:41:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 155 replies
    Nachum ^ | 1/21/11 | Nachum
    We have a black lab/golden retriever mix. We noticed that there was a smell coming from our dog's ears recently. After inspection, there was a lot of black ear-wax like discharge on the inside of her ear. She is not digging or scratching at her ears, but there is the discharge and smell. After doing some research, the consensus seems to be that she may be suffering some kind of ear infection. Do the FReepers here have experience with ear issues? The site I linked to generally speaks of a remedy of apple cider vinegar and water in the ear....
  • Animal Study Finds Nerve Stimulation May Thwart Tinnitus

    01/12/2011 12:21:15 PM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies · 1+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | 01-12-11 | Staff
    Treatment in rats stops, rather than masks, the problem, researchers say WEDNESDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Research in rats suggests that "rebooting" the brain can help stop tinnitus, a condition characterized by persistent ringing or other noises in the ears. There is no cure for tinnitus, which can occur as a result of hearing loss. In this study, U.S. researchers stimulated the vagus nerve while simultaneously playing a variety of sound tones over an extended period of time. The goal was to increase the numbers of neurons tuned to frequencies other than the tinnitus frequency. The vagus nerve is...
  • 'Rebooting' brain could ease ringing in ears

    01/12/2011 12:18:22 PM PST · by Red Badger · 108 replies
    Yahooooooooo ^ | 01-12-11 | Staff
    Scientists have found a way to ease chronic ringing in the ears, known as tinnitus, by stimulating a neck nerve and playing sounds to reboot the brain, according to research published Wednesday. There is currently no cure for tinnitus, which can range from annoying to debilitating and affects as many as 23 million adults in the United States, including one in 10 seniors and 40 percent of military veterans. For Gloria Chepko, 66, who has suffered from tinnitus since she was four years old, the sound she describes as "like crickets... but also bell-like," gets worse when she is tired....
  • Nurse pulls tooth from man's ear canal

    10/17/2010 8:36:47 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 62 replies · 1+ views
    news.ninemsn.com.au ^ | Oct. 18, 2010 | ninemsn staff
    A British man who endured agonising earaches for 33 years says he can finally sleep easy after doctors removed a tooth from his ear canal. Stephen Hirst said he went to hospital for one final attempt to diagnose the source of the pain when the nurse made the discovery, the Daily Express reports. "The nurse put a suction tube in my ear and cleaned it, then she had a go with a microscope probe and finally used some tweezers," Mr Hirst was quoted as saying. "She said she couldn’t believe what she’d found in my ear and showed me the...
  • Ears provide new way of identifying people in airports

    10/12/2010 11:36:57 AM PDT · by rfp1234 · 19 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10/12/2010 | Richard Gray, Science Correspondent
    Forget fingerprints or the colour of your eyes, airport security could soon be looking at the shape of your ears when deciding whether to allow you into the country Researchers have discovered that each person's ears have a unique shape and have created a system that is able to scan them. The scans can then be compared with a database of ear shapes to identify whose they are.
  • Man Chews Off Brother's Ear During Drunken Fight

    09/29/2010 5:22:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Wed, Sep 29, 2010 | TODD WRIGHT
    Man bites off brother's earWhen you can't beat 'em, bite 'em. An Ocala man has been arrested and charged with aggravated battery after he went Mike Tyson on his brother and chewed off part of his ear during a fight. As you can imagine, the brothers had both had a few too many beers when they got into an argument over the family dog. Words soon turned to shoves and before long, the brothers were playing family feud. Authorities say a deputy arrived at the home on Wednesday and found Felipe Vega, 32, standing in the front yard. Authorities say...