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Recent Advances in Hearing Aid Technology
From the ear trumpet, transistor type, to the modern digital versions, rapidly evolving advancements in audiology technology has made it possible for manufacturers of hearing aids to develop more intuitive and functional devices. The precursor of the modern hearing aid was designed to merely amplify or minimize sound and nothing else. Throughout the years, modifications have been added, allowing customization of the device based on the usage and lifestyle requirements of the consumer. Today, even hearing aids are digitally connected to smartphones. Some of the smart hearing aids available in the market today have a function redirecting calls and messages via Bluetooth to the device.Read More →
Publ.Date : Thu, 15 Dec 2016 04:10:05 +0000

How Drug Testing Identifies Illicit Substances in the Human Body
Believe it or not, drug tests do not always look for drugs in your system. Drug tests search for drug metabolites. After the body has taken in a substance, the end product will look much different from when it first passed through your system. Alcohol, for example, goes down the throat as beer, but it looks different as the liver oxidizes the substance. In fact, it comes out as water. When drugs like methamphetamine or marijuana enter the body in psychedelic form, it exits as a metabolite. Urine Test An employer’s most common on site drug screening involves the urine test. The company uses a collectionRead More →
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Nov 2016 04:10:56 +0000

Advances in the Treatment of Tinnitus
Are there New Treatments for Tinnitus? Do you hear ringing when no one else does? No, it is not your imagination and you are not losing your mind. You are among the one in ten adults that suffer from tinnitus. What causes tinnitus? It can be the result of taking certain medications, disorders of the circulatory system, injuries to the ear, aging, changes in the bones of the ear, and several other less common causes. This condition is also quite prevalent in veterans, particularly those who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. What is Tinnitus? Tinnitus is a noise heard by many that canRead More →
Publ.Date : Sat, 15 Oct 2016 04:11:56 +0000