Latest Noise-induced hearing loss Stories

2010-03-15 12:20:00

SMITHFIELD, R.I., March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A series of free seminars scheduled for Phoenix, Reno, Salt Lake City, and Denver in May are set to help employers improve hearing conservation efforts and prevent noise-induced hearing loss among their workers. Titled "HearForever(TM): Best Practices in Hearing Conservation," the three-hour sessions will provide employers with practical information on noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), and the latest research and technologies to enhance worker...

2010-02-23 10:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In celebration of Better Hearing and Speech Month in May, Deafness Research Foundation (DRF) announces a drawing contest for children and tweens ages 5-7 and 8-12, and teenagers age 13-18. The theme of each drawing is "It's a Noisy Planet: What are you doing to protect your hearing?" This contest will raise awareness about the need to prevent hearing loss and how to protect hearing. Artwork must be received by April 16. Three finalists...

2010-01-28 10:34:59

A type of antibiotic that can cause hearing loss in people has been found to paradoxically protect the ears when given in extended low doses in very young mice. The surprise finding came from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis who looked to see if loud noise and the antibiotic kanamycin together would produce a bigger hearing loss than either factor by itself. The results will appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the Association for Research in...

2010-01-26 09:20:00

SMITHFIELD, R.I., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Howard Leight® today officially introduced the new Pilot(TM) push-in ear plug for occupational hearing protection - featuring an innovative hybrid design that combines the performance and cost savings of Quiet® multiple-use ear plug with the superior comfort of Max® single-use ear plug to deliver long-wearing comfort and total control over fit. "Ear plugs should feel good all the time, not just...

2009-12-31 06:25:00

A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected a class-action lawsuit alleging that Apple Inc should be help accountable for hearing loss from using its iPod music player, according to a recent Reuters report. The San Francisco based Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals backed a 2008 district court ruling that the plaintiffs could not present adequate evidence that using the iPod poses an unreasonable risk of noise-induced hearing loss. The court also found that the plaintiffs did not have...

2009-12-15 09:49:00

SMITHFIELD, R.I., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Mergers and acquisitions are commonplace today. As competitors come together to expand their reach globally or complete a product portfolio they also must face integration challenges, including the integration of safety programs. A new free, white paper from Howard Leight titled, "Best Practices in a Hearing Conservation Program: US Airways," details how the merger between US Airways and America West led the newly formed company to enhance its...

2009-12-07 09:20:00

WESTMINSTER, Colo., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the recent announcement of the impending change to the Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) for hearing protection devices, the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) has provided its recommendations to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Based on expert member input and review, NHCA's recommendations are intended to improve the utility of hearing protection devices for occupational hearing conservation...

2009-12-01 09:20:00

SMITHFIELD, R.I., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- In the world of personal protective equipment, bad assumptions are hazardous and can result in injury -- or worse. Yet, despite 25 years of government regulation, a handful of persistent bad assumptions are widespread -- endangering both the effectiveness of occupational Hearing Conservation Programs (HCPs) -- and worker hearing. A new free, white paper from Howard Leight, "Bad Assumptions about Hearing Protection" provides an insight into the...

2009-11-02 10:45:00

WESTMINSTER, Colo., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing the fact that nearly 22 million American workers are exposed to hazardous noise on a daily basis and that occupational hearing loss continues to plague industry, the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) has made a request to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to reduce the permissible exposure limit (PEL) for noise exposures. "Noise-induced hearing loss is an insidious, permanent, and irreversible disease...

2009-10-07 11:10:00

Driving a convertible can cause harm to your ears. Riding with the car top down at 50-70mph can cause the ears to hear sound levels that are dangerous. Extended or frequent exposure to wind and these sound levels may result in hearing loss. The findings were written in the journal Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery. In the research study, noise levels to the left and right of the driver were calculated while driving at several speeds. At 50, 60 and 70 miles per hour, the noise hit 88 and...

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.'