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Latest Noise-induced hearing loss Stories

2011-06-28 00:00:31

The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is urging people to pack earplugs when heading out to this year's 4th of July celebrations and is urging them to exercise safety whenever around fireworks. The single bang of a firecracker at close range can permanently damage hearing in an instant. But by following some simple precautions, people can enjoy the 4th of July festivities and still protect their hearing. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 27, 2011 The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is urging people...

2011-06-08 21:06:00

INDIANAPOLIS, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- dB Logic today announced that an agreement has been reached with leading wireless phone and accessory store group Airport Wireless, to offer dB Logic's premium line of superior sound pressure level limiting HP-100 headphones and EP-100 earphones. Both products feature dB Logic's SPL2(TM) technology to help protect users from harmful sound pressure that causes long-term hearing damage by regulating volume. (Photo:...

2011-06-06 11:15:00

SEATTLE, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sound Pharmaceuticals (SPI) will begin recruiting a new clinical trial testing the oral drug SPI-1005 to prevent the hearing loss induced by loud music. Exposure to loud music or noise can induce temporary and permanent auditory threshold shifts (TTS or PTS). In some people, a repeated TTS will ultimately give way to a PTS that is irreversible. As people age, this level of PTS grows and results in a loss of speech perception and discrimination....

2011-05-25 07:25:00

WEST ORANGE, N.J., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The roar of a jet, the blare of a siren and even the blast of music from radios and media players are putting people of all ages - from toddlers to seniors - at risk for developing Noise-induced Hearing Loss (NIHL). It is estimated that 15 percent of Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 have some degree of hearing loss resulting from exposure to excessive noise at home, work or out in the community. "Most people experience some degree of...

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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