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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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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:...

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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...


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