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Hearing Loss Gene Discovered
2012-10-26 08:50:04

[ Watch the Video: Gene That Leads To Hearing Loss ] Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of South Florida (USF) recently identified a gene related to hearing loss in older Americans. 30 million individuals in the U.S. suffer from hearing loss and the new findings will assist in the development of preventive efforts for this particular population. The discovery of a genetic biomarker for age-related hearing loss is nine years in...

2011-08-12 10:19:00

LOS ANGELES, August 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- House Research Institute announced today the 65 Faces Campaign to coincide with the 65th anniversary of the institute. The fundraising goal of the campaign is $65 million. "When my father founded the institute 65 years ago, his goal was to help patients hear and to share his knowledge with other physicians," said John House, M.D., president of House Research Institute and associate physician at the House Clinic. "My father's legacy...

2011-04-26 12:11:00

LOS ANGELES, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- House Ear Institute Board of Trustees announced today the nonprofit has changed its name to House Research Institute. The change to Research in the name more accurately reflects the institute's expanded research mission. "Although our focus is still the ear, we are finding more and more that hearing dysfunction often goes beyond the ear," said James Boswell, chief executive officer of House Research Institute. "While we remain at...

2011-04-15 08:30:00

Teens Encouraged to Submit Videos Describing Importance of Healthy Hearing; Contest Prizes Include A Custom Electric Guitar Signed by Paul Stanley of KISS, other Items NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The House Research Institute (HRI) announced that it has launched a video essay contest as part of its "Sound Rules! Sound & Hearing Celebration Events" for teens, which will occur at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Theatre New York on May 4th and...

2011-04-15 08:30:00

Free Event Will Feature Paul Stanley of KISS, Florence Henderson and Hearing Experts Addressing Important Issue of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Among Teens LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The House Research Institute (HRI) announced that it will host "Sound Rules! A Sound & Hearing Celebration" for teens at the Director's Guild of America (DGA) Theatre in Los Angeles on May 12. The after-school event that is designed to encourage healthy hearing practices among...

2011-04-01 08:15:00

Free Event Will Feature Hearing Health Experts and Paul Stanley of KISS, While Addressing Massive Issue of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Among Teens LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The House Research Institute (HRI) announced that it will host "Sound Rules! A Sound & Hearing Celebration" for teens at the Director's Guild of America (DGA) Theatre in New York City on May 4. The after-school event that is designed to encourage healthy hearing practices...

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2010-10-21 09:25:00

Success could spur new treatment approach for millions of people who suffer vestibular problems A University of Washington Medical Center patient on Thursday, Oct. 21, will be the world's first recipient of a device that aims to quell the disabling vertigo associated with Meniere's disease. The UW Medicine clinicians who developed the implantable device hope that success in a 10-person surgical trial of Meniere's patients will lead to exploration of its usefulness against other common balance...

2010-04-21 07:33:31

Receiving a cochlear implant before 18 months of age dramatically improves a deaf child's ability to hear, understand and, eventually, speak, according to a multicenter study led by scientists at Johns Hopkins. The study, published in the April 21 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), is believed to be the first nationwide look at the impact of surgical timing on the success rate of the implants. The surgery consists of placing a small electronic device into the ear...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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