Tag: University of Michigan

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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