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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...

2009-10-05 13:21:27

A comprehensive study of the prevalence and risk factors for noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) show that men, especially those who are white and married, are significantly more at risk than women, according to new research presented at the 2009 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, in San Diego, CA. The study, which analyzed the audiometric testing data from 5,290 people between the ages of 20 and 69 years indicates that...

2009-09-14 10:19:00

SMITHFIELD, R.I., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Howard Leight(R) today formally introduced HearForever(TM), a major initiative aimed to raise awareness of the dangers, risks and consequences of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) at work and at home. "Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the world's most permanent and preventable occupational diseases," said Renee S. Bessette, COHC, Marketing Manager for Howard Leight/Sperian Hearing Protection, LLC. "The goal of HearForever is to spark fresh...

2009-08-26 08:20:00

SMITHFIELD, R.I., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- A series of free seminars discussing the increasing critical importance -- and rapidly changing regulatory environment -- of employer-based Hearing Conservation Programs have been announced for eight cities along the East and West coasts of the U.S. by Howard Leight(R)/Sperian Hearing Protection, LLC. The "HearForever(TM): Best Practices in Hearing Conservation" seminars, to be held throughout September and October, will feature noted hearing...

2009-08-25 08:20:00

SMITHFIELD, R.I., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Howard Leight(R)/Sperian Hearing Protection, LLC, the leading global provider of passive and intelligent hearing protection solutions, is participating in a field study conducted by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) in collaboration with Yale University that is evaluating the effectiveness of new technologies to prevent occupational noise-induced hearing loss among mine inspectors. "Based on the data, mine workers and inspectors are...

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2009-06-19 11:06:28

The U.S. mass transit system, the largest in the world, provides affordable and efficient transportation to more than 33 million riders each weekday. The system is generally considered one of the safest modes of travel. But recent public health studies have identified several sources of environmental hazards associated with mass transit, including excessive noise, a large and growing problem in urban settings. Now, a team of researchers from the University of Washington and Columbia...

2009-03-30 07:00:00

Company Assembles Physicians and Researchers Specializing in Ear Diseases to Guide Novel Treatments to Clinic SAN DIEGO, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Otonomy Inc. today introduced its scientific advisory board comprised of physicians and research scientists specializing in diseases and disorders of the ear. The advisory board includes three of the company's founders: Rick Friedman, M.D., Ph.D.; Jeffrey Harris, M.D., Ph.D.; and Allen Ryan, Ph.D. Joining the founders on the advisory board are...

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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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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