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2012-02-17 08:00:00

San Francisco Bay Area's audiology experts, California Hearing Center, announces Oticon's "At the Heart of It" campaign to motivate healthy choices for the heart that provide life-changing benefits. San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) February 17, 2012 February is National Heart Health Month, a time when communities across the country join together to raise awareness for heart disease and promote healthy lifestyles. California Hearing Center is teaming up with hearing aid manufacturer, Oticon, to support...

2012-02-10 18:33:33

NIH study shows benefits of long-term Kineret therapy in people with NOMID A new study shows that Kineret (anakinra), a medication approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, is effective in stopping the progression of organ damage in people with neonatal-onset multisystem inflammatory disease (NOMID). This rare and debilitating genetic disorder causes persistent inflammation and ongoing tissue damage. The research was performed by scientists at the National Institute of Arthritis...

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...

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...


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