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2011-05-24 10:05:00

INDIANAPOLIS, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- dB Logic today announced the shipping of its superior sound pressure level limiting HP-100 headphones for teens and adults. The headphones feature dB Logic's SPL2(TM) technology to help protect users from long-term hearing damage, regulating volume as needed while providing great stereo sound. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110524/CG07876) Officials at dB Logic are particularly pleased to coordinate the initial release of...

2011-05-23 08:00:00

NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Songbird Hearing Inc. (www.songbirdhearing.com), a leading developer and manufacturer of high-quality, low-cost hearing devices, today announced the results of its consumer survey which examined consumer knowledge and perception of hearing issues and technology. The nation-wide study polled 526 US consumers ages 21-75. The survey revealed that consumers are concerned about their hearing, yet are unaware of how easy it is to damage one's...

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...

2011-02-23 17:12:47

Whether on a battlefield, in a factory or at a rock concert, noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common hazards people face. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a low-dose, two-drug cocktail that reduces hearing loss in mice when given before they are exposed to loud noise. The drugs, already FDA-approved for other conditions, also treat hearing loss after noise exposure. While both drugs are known to protect hearing on their own,...

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2011-02-22 11:40:00

Hearing tests in more than 2,800 adults between the ages of 21 to 84 concluded that one in seven had lost some degree of hearing, and as expected, the rate of hearing loss increased with age. Among people aged 45 to 54, one in nine showed signs of hearing impairment. Of those older than 80 years - about 90 percent - had some hearing impairment, but the rate had already reached one in nine among adults 45 to 54 years old, the largest age group in the population, Reuters Health is reporting....

2011-02-22 06:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Otonomy, Inc., a developer of innovative therapeutics for diseases and disorders of the ear, today announced positive results for the company's lead product candidate, OTO-104, in multiple preclinical models of hearing loss. Data demonstrated that a single intratympanic (IT) injection of OTO-104, a sustained release gel formulation of the corticosteroid dexamethasone, provided significant protection against both noise-induced and...

2011-02-10 02:01:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- dB Logic today announced the shipping of its no-battery-required, ultra-low distortion sound pressure level limiting EP-100 earphones for teens and adults. The earphones feature dB Logic's SPL2(TM) technology to help protect users from long-term hearing damage, regulating volume as needed while keeping musical content largely unchanged. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

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2010-12-28 08:55:00

While boys have traditionally been more likely to suffer from noise-induced hearing loss, a study set to be published in the January issue of the journal Pediatrics suggests that teenage girls are rapidly closing the gap. According to Daniel J. DeNoon of WebMD Health News, the study shows that, between 2005 and 2008, 16.7% of girls and 17.7% of boys suffered from hearing loss by the age of 19. Those figures represent a slight decrease in hearing loss among teenage males, they also mark a 5%...


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