Tag: University of Michigan



Technology Can Improve Health Info Access for Deaf

Early in Dr Michael McKee's career, one of his patients, who was deaf, died from a heart attack. It led him to study how to prevent it from happening to others. That tragic event might not have happened, he said, if there had been “accessible community health education programs to allow for deaf individuals to learn ways to improve their health and to recognize common danger signs of serious health conditions.”

Self-Evaluation Tools for Hearing Loss Prevention Programs Offered in NIOSH Blog

A team of researchers from the University of Washington, University of Michigan, and Yale University recently carried out a NIOSH-funded study of hearing loss prevention program (HLPP) effectiveness. The team studied HLPPs at 14 US facilities operated by a single multinational metals manufacturing company, and based on the results of this research, created two self-evaluation tools for use by HLPP managers.

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Antioxidants Help Slow Impact of Genetic Hearing Loss

Researchers at University of Michigan have discovered that a diet enhanced with vitamins and antioxidants helped reduce hearing loss in mice with the genetic mutation commonly responsible for childhood deafness. An antioxidant regimen of beta carotene, vitamins C and E, and magnesium helped slow progression of hereditary deafness in the mice with a connexin 26 gene deletion.

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