1. Salt Could Prevent Hearing Loss After An Explosion

    Salt Could Prevent Hearing Loss After An Explosion

    In movies, whenever a bomb goes off or an explosion occurs, there is that iconic moment where sounds are muffled and there is a high-pitched ring that pervades the whole scene. While films can go over-the-top with regards to this particular scenario, people actually can go deaf in real life following a severely loud noise. With the help of salt that is injected directly into the eardrums, however, a study shows that this could be prevented. Researchers at the University of Southern California’s (USC’s) Keck School of Medicine has been studying noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and according to ...

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