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Latest Noise-induced hearing loss Stories

2009-03-23 07:03:00

Professional-Grade NoiseBuster Active Noise Reduction Earmuff Delivers Best Hearing Protection WILTON, Conn., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The NoiseBuster Active Noise Reduction ("ANR") Safety Earmuff is specifically designed to reduce the noise generated by lawn, landscape and garden power equipment such as mowers, loaders, skid steers, compact excavators, chain saws, vacuums, blowers, and other noisy devices. Whether you work in hardscape construction, sports-field site development and...

2009-02-20 22:10:00

Vitamin supplements can prevent hearing loss in laboratory animals, University of Florida researchers said. The supplements used in the research are composed of antioxidants -- beta carotene and vitamins C and E -- and the mineral magnesium, senior author Colleen Le Prell of the University of Florida said. When administered prior to exposure to loud noise, the supplements prevented both temporary and permanent hearing loss in test animals, the study said. What is appealing about this...

2008-11-11 18:00:19

A cocktail of vitamins and the mineral magnesium shows promise as a possible way to prevent hearing loss caused by loud noises, U.S. researchers suggest. Researchers at the University of Michigan Kresge Hearing Research Institute and colleagues said the nutrients were successful in laboratory tests. In guinea pigs, the combination of the four micronutrients blocked about 80 percent of the noise-induced hearing impairment, the study said. The micronutrients are being tested on humans....

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2008-11-10 12:03:44

About 10 million people in the United States alone"”from troops returning from war to students with music blasting through headphones"”are suffering from impairing noise-induced hearing loss. The rising trend is something that researchers and physicians at the University of Michigan Kresge Hearing Research Institute are hoping to reverse, with a cocktail of vitamins and the mineral magnesium that has shown promise as a possible way to prevent hearing loss caused by loud noises....

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2008-10-13 13:30:00

A EU study found that one in 10 people with personal MP3 or CD players could suffer permanent hearing loss because their music is too loud. Those who listen at high volume for more than one hour per day over five years risk permanent harm, researchers said. The Commission, the EU's executive arm, said in a statement: "There has been increasing concern about exposure from the new generation of personal music players which can reproduce sounds at very high volumes without loss of quality." The...

2008-09-24 15:01:01

In honor of Hearing Aid Awareness Week (Sept. 28 to Oct. 4), Miracle-Ear(R) wants to amplify a silent problem - hearing-impaired people who avoid getting hearing aids. It is estimated that 80 percent of the 31.5 million hearing-impaired people in the United States that could benefit from a hearing aid do not have one. It was the pervasive denial and the lack of consumer awareness of improvements in hearing aid technology that led the International Hearing Society to start Hearing Aid...

2008-07-29 15:01:14

Thirty-one percent of participants, or an estimated 55 million U.S. adults, have high-frequency hearing loss -- more than expected, researchers said. Dr. Yuri Agrawal of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and colleagues evaluated data from a large national survey, including hearing tests, administered to 5,742 Americans age 20 to 69 from 1999 to 2004. Researchers assessed hearing loss of 25 decibels or higher at speech frequencies and at high frequencies. Demographic characteristics...

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2008-07-29 13:20:00

A recent study found that one in three U.S. adults already show signs of early hearing loss. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore noted that the increase in use of personal stereos and an aging population may amount to a hearing impairment epidemic. They estimated that 55 million Americans have hearing loss in one or both ears, with men, whites and the least-educated most affected. In the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers noted that 29 million, or one out of six,...

2008-07-23 15:01:19

SEATTLE, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Sound Pharmaceuticals (SPI) has filed an Investigational New Drug Application with the FDA for the clinical testing of a proprietary formulation of ebselen for the prevention of chemotherapy induced hearing loss or ototoxicity. The oral capsule containing ebselen, SPI-3005, will be tested in advanced stage lung cancer and head and neck cancer patients receiving platinum based chemotherapy. This marks the second development program for SPI to enter clinical...

2008-06-25 00:02:49

A new drug combination developed through a collaboration of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and the Hough Ear Institute along with support from Integris Health has shown promise in reducing hearing loss. The treatment could have both military and civilian applications. OMRF's Robert Floyd, working with Hough CEO and retired Army ear surgeon Richard Kopke, found that a combination of two compounds - 4- OHPBN nitrone and the drug n-acetyl-cysteine - could stop damage to the inner...