Hearing Loss and Increased Risk of Falling – Audiology Associates

A Southern Illinois University School of Medicine patented drug aimed at preventing noise-induced hearing loss is in the final stages of research. As the prevalence of NIHL among those who serve is gaining greater awareness, a Phase III trial of a drug designed to prevent noise-induced hearing loss, D-Methionine (D-Met), is being conducted at Fort Jackson in South Carolina. Trayor is the CEO and audiologist at Audiology Associates of Greeley, Inc., a company that he founded in 1972 in Greeley, Colorado and sees patients daily for audiology services and hearing rehabilitative treatment for hearing loss and tinnitus for patients of all ages. The project will significantly advance our understanding of the time course and pitch of noise and drug induced tinnitus in an animal model, aid in identifying the key neurophysiological changes in the auditory cortex that are associated with tinnitus, and evaluate the effectiveness of a potassium channel agonist in suppressing salicylate and noise-induced tinnitus. Since workers and those with recreational hearing losses can have significant effects on their employment, social interactions, family interactions, protecting hearing health in the workplace and while having fun has become very important. l-Carnitine and d-methionine reduced spike activity with 100 % efficacy with EC50 values of 0.22 (±0.01) mM and 1.06 (±0.05) mM, respectively. One of the most significant studies conducted to determine the connection between untreated hearing loss and falls utilized data from the 2001-2004 cycles of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

She is an ASHA Fellow, received a special presidential citation from the American Academy of Audiology and received the national 2004 Copper Black Award in Creative Achievement from American Mensa for her inventions on otoprotective agents. The MSRA protein is found throughout the retina but is especially abundant at the photoreceptor synapses, ganglion and Müller cells. He appreciates what precedes a decision to seek hearing care. An overall healthy approach to maintaining your body will contribute to better hearing. Even after the other factors (age, sex, race, cardiovascular disease, and vestibular function) were considered, the findings held true. People who can’t hear well might not have good awareness of their overall environment, increasing the potential to trip and fall. Cognitive load increases in those with hearing loss.

The brain is overwhelmed with demands on its limited resources to maintain balance and gait, while straining to hear and process auditory input. Cochlear disorders may include vestibular dysfunction, leading to poor balance.