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NIOSH Study Tracks Usage of Hearing Protection

Among all workers exposed to noise in 2014, NIOSH researchers found the majority (53%) did not wear hearing protection consistently. Industries with the highest HPD non-use among noise-exposed workers included accommodation and food services (90%), health care and social assistance (83%), and education services (82%). Additionally, some of the industries where noise is a well-recognized hazard, were found to have high prevalences of HPD non-use, including agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting (74%), and construction (52%).

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Author Points to Long-term Noise Exposure as Source of Hearing Loss

In a new book called “Volume Control,” author David Owen argues that a lifetime of exposure to noise—including small appliances, rock concerts, and earbuds, among other things—in today's modern world have led to greater rates of hearing loss in old age, according to an article on the “NPR” website.

Otoharmonics' Levo System Now Available to Patients Receiving Care from VA

Otoharmonics Corporation, a US veteran-owned company offering sound therapy for tinnitus management, announced it has been awarded a five-year Federal Supply Schedule Medical Equipment and Supply contract, making Levo available immediately to patients receiving care within the Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, Bureau of Prisons, Indian Heads Services, and Public Health Services.

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Otoharmonics’ Levo System Now Available to Patients Receiving Care from VA

Otoharmonics Corporation, a US veteran-owned company offering sound therapy for tinnitus management, announced it has been awarded a five-year Federal Supply Schedule Medical Equipment and Supply contract, making Levo available immediately to patients receiving care within the Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, Bureau of Prisons, Indian Heads Services, and Public Health Services.

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Researchers Map Functioning of Inner Ear

A team led by Professor Karen B. Avraham, vice dean of the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, has now created the first map of “methylation”–one of the body’s main epigenetic signals–that reflects the functioning of the inner ear in its entirety.

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