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2008-11-11 18:00:19

A cocktail of vitamins and the mineral magnesium shows promise as a possible way to prevent hearing loss caused by loud noises, U.S. researchers suggest. Researchers at the University of Michigan Kresge Hearing Research Institute and colleagues said the nutrients were successful in laboratory tests. In guinea pigs, the combination of the four micronutrients blocked about 80 percent of the noise-induced hearing impairment, the study said. The micronutrients are being tested on humans....

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2008-11-10 12:03:44

About 10 million people in the United States alone"”from troops returning from war to students with music blasting through headphones"”are suffering from impairing noise-induced hearing loss. The rising trend is something that researchers and physicians at the University of Michigan Kresge Hearing Research Institute are hoping to reverse, with a cocktail of vitamins and the mineral magnesium that has shown promise as a possible way to prevent hearing loss caused by loud noises....


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.