A new study from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), published by the American Journal of Industrial Medicine last week, examines hearing difficulty and tinnitus as two potentially debilitating physical conditions that are prevalent in the United States, especially among workers occupationally-exposed to noise. Hazardous noise is prevalent in the workplace, affecting approximately 22 million U.S. workers.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that as many as 2.4 million teens use electronic cigarettes, and that 70 percent of middle and high school students have been exposed to e-cig advertising. There’s renewed attention to the potential health risks of e-cigs, but overlooked is the danger to the hearing of young people. A study published last June
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued two notices related to hearing aids, referencing the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) report to the President: Aging America & Hearing Loss: Imperative of Improved Hearing Technologies. (A PCAST report summary can be found here and the full report can be found here.) The FDA is also mindful
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (Dec. 16, 2015) -- Army Medicine audiology researchers are studying how hearing loss affects Soldier performance on the battlefield, giving commanders a better understanding of real-world limitations, and helping create a new, more realistic, standard for hearing profiles. For more than 30 years, auditory fitness levels have been measured annually using an audiometry test, also known as
WASHINGTON -- Neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center and Germany's Technische Universität München have uncovered the brain malady responsible for tinnitus and for chronic pain -- the uncomfortable, sometimes agonizing sensations that persist long after an initial injury. In a fall issue of Trends in Cognitive Sciences , researchers say identifying the problem is the first step to developing effective