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Information about new research on the effectiveness of hearing aids appears in today's Vidyya.


Proceed To Article NIDCD/VA Clinical Trial Finding Can Benefit Millions With Hearing Loss
Twenty million Americans have sensorineural hearing loss, but only 4 million of the those individuals actually use hearing aids. Hearing aids are the main form of treatment for this condition. An unprecedented clinical trial comparing the effectiveness of three types of commonly used hearing aids shows that all three provide substantial improvement for individuals with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. More...

Proceed To Article Information For Patients - Hearing Aids
As the population of the US rapidly ages, hearing aids and questions about them will become more prevalent. Hearing aids receive sound through a microphone, which then converts the sound waves to electrical signals. The amplifier increases the loudness of the signals and then sends the sound to the ear through a speaker. Help your patients get the information they need when faced with choosing a hearing aid with this informative handout. More...

Proceed To Article Gene Alterations For Cystic Fibrosis May Also Account For Chronic Sinus Problems In Some
Gene alterations known to cause the inherited disorder cystic fibrosis (CF), which is characterized by mucous membrane abnormalities in the lungs, appear also to contribute to chronic sinus problems in some people, according to a report in today's Journal of the American Medical Association. More...

Proceed To Article Acute Hypersensitivity Reactions, Including Anaphylaxis, Following Administration Of Simulect (Basiliximab)
Novartis pharmaceuticals is writing to health professionals to inform them of post marketing reports of seventeen cases of severe acute hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis, occurring in patients following the administration of Simulect (basiliximab). The onset of these reactions occurred within 24 hours following initial exposure and/or following re-exposure to Simulect. More...

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Tomato-Rich Foods And Carrots Linked To Reduced Risk Of Lung Cancer
A new study conducted by a team of Harvard researchers links diets rich in tomato-based foods and carrots to reduced risk of lung cancer. Each year in the United States, over 150,000 men and women die of lung cancer -- more than any other cancer. Could V-8 be the answer? More...


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