Latest Noise-induced hearing loss Stories

2010-09-20 21:53:50

Research shows hearing loss percentage is much smaller due to limitations in the precision of hearing testsNew research from University of Minnesota hearing scientists shows that fewer than 20 percent of teenagers in the United States have a hearing loss as a result of exposure to loud sounds, thus offering a different analysis of data reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in August.The U of M's research, forthcoming in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing...

2010-08-04 11:22:00

SAN FRANCISCO, August 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sensear, world leader in the development and manufacture of high noise communication headsets, today announced the completion of a private funding round, supported by existing shareholders, totalling AUD$7.1 million. The capital infusion will be used to strengthen global sales growth and to enhance Sensear's award winning technology and product range. "In a tough market for any emerging technology company, Sensear has continued to prosper as a...

2010-07-19 10:20:00

SMITHFIELD, R.I., July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Free seminars focusing on the increasing critical importance - and rapidly changing regulatory environment -- of occupational Hearing Conservation Programs will be held for employers in Chicago, Cincinnati, Davenport, and Indianapolis this September. "The 'HearForever(TM): Best Practices in Hearing Conservation,' seminars will address an expanding range of need-to-know topics for employers ranging from implementing an effective occupational Hearing...

2010-07-01 13:53:48

Study uncovers potential drug treatment for noise-induced hearing loss Researchers from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, have discovered that a potent new drug restores hearing after noise-induced hearing loss in rats. The landmark discovery found that injection of an agent called "ËœADAC', activates adenosine receptors in cochlear tissues, resulting in recovery of hearing function. The finding paves the way for effective non-surgical therapies to restore hearing loss after...

2010-07-01 10:18:00

NEW YORK, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deafness Research Foundation (DRF), the leading national source of private funding for research in hearing and balance science, announced today that Andrea Boidman has been unanimously promoted to Executive Director. Andrea joined DRF in June 2007 as Chief Operating Officer. She will be responsible for all facets of the foundation, including fundraising and Hearing Health Magazine. (Photo:...

2010-06-22 07:40:00

Portable media players associated with short-term hearing effects Temporary changes in hearing sensitivity are associated with potential harmful effects of listening to an MP3 player, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "It is well known that excessive occupational noise exposure can lead to noise-induced hearing loss," the authors write as background in the study. The increasing popularity and...

2010-05-17 08:50:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- May is Better Hearing Month, but millions of Americans are continuing to needlessly risk losing their hearing each day, warns audiologist Dr. Cindy Beyer. "Almost all hearing loss is due to the aging process or to noise, but only noise-induced hearing loss can be prevented," says Dr. Beyer, senior vice president of HearUSA, (Amex: EAR) a nationwide provider of hearing care and hearing aids. Ten million Americans have already...

2010-05-03 13:34:58

An in vivo study shows for the first time that there is a stress-response system within the cochlea that mirrors the signaling pathways of the body's fight or flight response. Researchers have identified a hormone-like signaling system of the inner ear that sets baseline hearing sensitivity and helps protect against noise-induced hearing loss. "Our research shows, for the first time, that the cochlea's protective mechanism is likely to be largely a locally-produced phenomenon. The current...

2010-03-25 10:20:00

NEW ORLEANS, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorneys with Baron & Budd, P.C. and the Mumphrey Law Firm, LLC, have announced a judgment in favor of a group of former Murphy Oil Corp. employees who suffered noise-induced hearing loss from decades of work at Murphy Oil. This is believed to be the first such judgment for Louisiana workers who suffer occupational hearing loss. Judge Manuel A. Fernandez, of the 34th Judicial District Court in St. Bernard Parish, found that Murphy Oil violated...

2010-03-23 11:50:00

SMITHFIELD, R.I., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Howard Leight® is offering employers and workers free samples of its new Pilot(TM) push-in ear plugs for occupational hearing protection. Pilot features an innovative hybrid design offering superior performance, long-wear comfort, and total control over fit. Visitors to http://www.howardleight.com/trypilot can learn about Pilot's features and benefits, view the ear plug in 3D, and request a free sample pack of five pairs of Pilot...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'