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2012-01-27 06:58:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Jan. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GenVec, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNVC), a biopharmaceutical company using differentiated, proprietary technologies to create superior therapeutics and vaccines, today announced that it has extended its Research Collaboration and License Agreement with Novartis (NYSE: NVS). Under the extension, Novartis will fund research at GenVec through January 2013 to support its hearing loss and balance disorders program. "GenVec has worked closely with Novartis for...

2012-01-26 12:17:07

Having diabetes may cause women to experience a greater degree of hearing loss as they age, especially if the metabolic disorder is not well controlled with medication, according to a new study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Women between the ages of 60 and 75 with well-controlled diabetes had better hearing than women with poorly controlled diabetes, with similar hearing levels to those of non-diabetic women of the same age. The study also shows significantly worse hearing in all...

2012-01-17 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- People with heart disease should get their hearing checked because of the link between cardiovascular and hearing health, according to the Better Hearing Institute (BHI). Likewise, anyone with hearing loss should pay close attention to their cardiovascular health. And to help people quickly assess if they need an objective hearing test by a hearing health professional, BHI is offering a free, quick, and confidential online hearing check--the Across...

2011-12-06 06:58:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GenVec, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNVC) today announced that it has achieved the second milestone in its collaboration with Novartis (NYSE: NVS), related to the development of treatments for hearing loss and balance disorders. The milestone was triggered by the successful completion of certain preclinical development activities. "Completing this milestone reflects sustained progress and we look forward to reaching additional milestones with Novartis in...

2011-11-18 06:58:30

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Say what?! You heard right, nearly a fifth of all Americans 12 years or older have hearing loss so severe, it may make communication difficult. The findings suggest that many more people than previously thought are affected by this condition. "This gives us the real scope of the problem for the first time and shows us how big of a problem hearing loss really is," said study leader Frank Lin, M.D., Ph.D., and assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine...

Nearly 1-in-5 Americans Have Hearing Loss
2011-11-15 06:34:04

According to a new study, about a fifth of all Americans 12 years or older have hearing loss so severe that it may make communication difficult. The researchers said that the findings suggest that many more people are affected by hearing loss than previously thought. The team said that several previous estimates of hearing loss focused on various cities or populations, like children or elderly patients. "I couldn't find a simple number of how common hearing loss is in the U.S., so we...

2011-10-17 17:00:00

The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is urging caregivers to address hearing loss in people with Alzheimer's disease during National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month in November. Unaddressed hearing loss can present an added, unnecessary strain on individuals with Alzheimerâs disease and also on caregivers who suffer from hearing loss themselves. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 17, 2011 The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is urging caregivers to address hearing loss in people...

2011-10-08 07:00:00

The Better Hearing Institute is highlighting the relationship between Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and hearing loss in recognition of ADHD Awareness Week, which runs from October 16 through 22. BHI is underscoring the importance of hearing checks as part of the ADHD diagnosis process. And in an effort to ensure that the needs of children with ADHD are fully met, BHI also is encouraging appropriate treatment by a hearing health professional when hearing loss and/or other...

2011-10-03 14:06:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hearing Health Foundation, long at the forefront of trailblazing initiatives in hearing and balance science, today hosted the 2011 Summit: The Promise of Cell Regeneration, the first public-focused health conference bringing together the nation's leaders in the field of cell regeneration research in the ear to discuss current research and potential therapies to restore hearing through the Hearing Restoration Project (HRP). To view the multimedia...

2011-09-27 07:00:00

The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) announced today that in recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 2-8); National Depression Screening Day (October 6); and World Mental Health Day (October 10), it is educating the public on the link between hearing loss and depression. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 27, 2011 The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) announced today that in recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 2-8); National Depression Screening Day (October 6); and...