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  • Tinnitus discovery leads to cure hopes

    04/19/2011 12:00:45 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 85 replies ^ | 18th April, 2011 | Joel Taylor
    Relief may be on the way for sufferers of tinnitus – the constant ringing in the ears that can drive people to suicide. The way the condition works has been identified by scientists, who now hope to find drug treatments for it. Tinnitus, which can develop following exposure to loud noises, infections or blockages in the ear, is caused by reduced activity of inhibitory neural pathways in the brain’s auditory centre, according to US researchers. About one in ten people suffer from it on a permanent basis. ‘This auditory imbalance leaves the patient hearing a constant ringing, buzzing or other...
  • Paul Stanley promotes aural hygiene (A-U-R-A-L)

    04/18/2011 11:53:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies ^ | Published: April 18, 2011 | Reported by Cameron Pirie
    <p>Kiss loudman tells us to look after our ear (or ears) and enters the Guinness Book of Records as “World’s Biggest Hypocrite”</p> <p>First there was Ozzy’s medical problem page now we have Kiss member Paul Stanley vlogging for Doctor’s Web…..</p>
  • It’s Not Over When It's Over: Storing Sounds in the Inner Ear

    04/18/2011 11:29:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    Science Daily ^ | April 5, 2011 | Staff
    Research shows that vibrations in the inner ear continue even after a sound has ended, perhaps serving as a kind of mechanical memory of recent sounds. In addition to contributing to the understanding of the complex process of sound perception, the results may shed light on other fascinating aspects of the auditory system, such as why some gaps between sounds are too brief to be perceived by the human ear. The study is published by Cell Press in the April 5th issue of Biophysical Journal. The inner ear contains a structure called the cochlea that serves as the organ of...
  • Lincoln Pharmaceuticals launches Tinnex [Caroverine ] injection in India

    04/15/2011 7:52:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies ^ | Friday, April 15, 2011, 17:25 Hrs [IST] | Staff
    Lincoln Pharmaceuticals (LPL) launches the much awaited Tinnex injection in India, as part of its agreement with Phafag AG, Switzerland to produce the Caroverine molecule for the treatment of Tinnitus commonly known as ringing in the ear. LPL is the sole manufacturer and distributor of Tinnex injection in India and the first company in the country to introduce a cure for Tinnitus. The launch of the Tinnex injection will provide relief to the millions of Indians suffering from this disease. LPL has sold 500 ampoules of Tinnex injection all over India in the last one month. Already 70 per cent...
  • Tinnitus sufferer shot himself dead 'to stop the screaming in his ears'

    04/14/2011 7:23:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 10:28 AM on 14th April 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    A grandfather who was tormented by the 'screaming in his ears' as a result of chronic tinnitus shot himself in the head, an inquest heard. Roy Sullivan's medical condition, where sufferers hear a constant ringing in their ear, had been getting progressively worse. The quiet 74-year-old was found with gunshot wounds by his wife at their home in Essex when she returned from her grandson's 14th birthday visit in January. Eileen Sullivan told the hearing: 'Roy was such a peaceful, quiet man. He just couldn't stand the noise. He liked to be quiet. If I had the radio on and...
  • Welcome news for tinnitus sufferers as pine bark studies lead to improvements

    04/13/2011 8:03:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies ^ | 13 Apr 2011 | Staff
    Research shows Pycnogenol® is effective in relieving tinnitus symptoms and improving inner ear blood flow More than 7 million British people have experienced some degree of tinnitus in their lifetime, according to the RNID[1]. Tinnitus is a hearing condition that causes the constant misperception of sound, including hissing, ringing and rushing noises. A study recently published in Panminerva Medica reveals that Pycnogenol® (pic-noj-en-all), an antioxidant plant extract derived from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, is effective in relieving tinnitus symptoms by improving blood flow in the inner ear. 'mpaired blood flow to the ear is a common...
  • New Tinnitus Therapy Demonstration April 16 at UCLA Westwood

    04/13/2011 5:50:36 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 60 replies ^ | April 11, 2011 | Press Release
    Los Angeles, Calif: (MMD Newswire) April 11, 2011 -- Dr Murray Grossan, Ear Nose and Throat specialist for tinnitus, will be speaking to the Los Angeles Tinnitus Group on Saturday April 16 at UCLA. The public is invited. He will discuss his tinnitus treatment method based on neuroplasticity, which means that brain functions can be changed for tinnitus relief. Although his book for tinnitus is titled Stressed? Anxiety? Your Cure is in the Mirror, DrGrossan points out that stress is not a cause of tinnitus. Usually tinnitus can come from loud noise exposure, inner ear infections, hypertension or certain drug...
  • Magnet Therapy Didn't Help 'Ringing in the Ears'

    03/25/2011 6:55:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 25, 2011 | Staff
    A constant annoying ringing in the ears – called tinnitus - didn't go away when researchers tried zapping patients' heads with magnetic waves in a recent study. The researchers still think magnetic therapy could work, if they can find the right part of the brain to apply it to. "We haven't found the sweet spot yet," said Dr. Jay Piccirillo, the lead author of the study and a professor of ear, nose and throat surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Missouri. Tinnitus is caused by a "phantom" sound, thought to be the result of mis-wired brain...
  • House panel plans hearing on US intervention in Libya

    03/23/2011 10:39:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/23/11 | Russell Berman
    House panel plans hearing on US intervention in LibyaBy Russell Berman - 03/23/11 11:51 AM ET The House Foreign Affairs Committee is planning a hearing next week on the U.S. intervention in Libya, the first formal congressional inquiry into the five-day-old military campaign. A senior committee aide told The Hill on Wednesday that Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) was eyeing a hearing when Congress returns from recess. The hearing “is still in the planning stages,” the aide said. The inquiry comes amid complaints from lawmakers in both parties about the extent of consultation by the Obama administration with Congress about a...
  • Sheriff With CAIR Ties Defends Muslims At Hearing (Baca, LA Co)

    03/10/2011 4:12:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 10, 2011
    The only law enforcement official to testify at today’s congressional hearing on Muslim radicalization is tight with an Islamic group that raises money for Hamas and was a co-conspirator in a federal terror-finance trial. Predictably, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca advocated on behalf of Muslims at the highly-publicized hearing, conducted by the House Committee on Homeland Security. Not surprising considering Baca, elected to run the nation’s largest sheriff’s department, regularly attends fundraisers for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to meet the goals of his agency’s Muslim Community Affairs Division. First elected in 1999, Baca joined forces with...
  • Hearing on “The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community...(live feed)

    03/10/2011 10:24:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies ^ | 3/10/11 |
    311 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 | Mar 10, 2011 9:30am On Thursday, March 10, 2011, the Committee on Homeland Security will hold a hearing entitled “The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response.” The Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. in 311 Cannon House Office Building. Witnesses Peter T. King, Chairman [full text of opening statement] Panel 1 Hon. John D. Dingell, A Representative in Congress from the 15th District of Michigan Hon. Keith Ellison, A Representative in Congress from the 5th District of Minnesota
  • TOMORROW -ObamaCare Hearing (MN)

    03/07/2011 12:33:13 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 4 replies
    GOOD BILL - Please attend tomorrow's hearing on defunding Obamacare in Minnesota. HF 468 (Gruenhagen-R) would prohibit use of any state funds to implement Obamacare until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the law's constitutionality. Your support is critical. Conservatives must show up to support good bills as well as to oppose bad bills. BAD BILL - In addition, the Committee will be taking testimony on Rep. Steve Gottwalt (R)'s surveillance bill, HF 200 which will establish a state government health surveillance system on patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's (even those who just get cognitive testing), including collection of the doctor's...
  • Empty seats: Obama snubs Issaon witnesses for stimulus hearing

    02/16/2011 1:39:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/16/11 | Jonathan Strong
    In the latest sign of an increasingly antagonistic stand by Democrats against top GOP oversight official Rep. Darrell Issa, President Obama declined a request for a top economic adviser to testify before an oversight panel about the president’s economic stimulus law. Obama spokesman Reid Cherlin indicated the move will be part of a general policy against top White House aides testifying before Congress, potentially setting the stage for a showdown on later, more important hearings.
  • Durbin to chair hearing on health care (constitutionality - on Wednesday)

    02/01/2011 6:59:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    The Southern ^ | 2/01/11 | CALEB HALE
    Durbin to chair hearing on health careBY CALEB HALE, THE SOUTHERN Posted: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 2:00 am U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin will be chairing a congressional hearing Wednesday on the constitutionality of last year's health care reform bill, an event that will likely challenge Monday's latest ruling by a federal Florida judge the law is unconstitutional. Durbin, D-Springfield, a staunch supporter of the reform, said two judges have upheld the law and two found that Congress over-reached its boundaries in mandating people buy health insurance by 2014 or face penalties. Legal challenges, which have been brought up in 26...
  • GOP to finally get its chance to grill controversial Medicare appointee (Dr. Death)

    01/29/2011 11:12:29 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 29, 2011 | Jason Millman
    President Obama’s renomination of Don Berwick to lead the Medicare agency means that the controversial healthcare leader will finally have to face the public grilling that Republicans have been aching to give him. Berwick, who has been panned by Republicans for what they describe as his radical views on healthcare rationing, was able to avoid a Senate Finance Committee hearing before his recess appointment in July. Since then, he has rebuffed several requests from Republicans to share his views, even as he has taken to the much friendlier lecture circuit to spread the administration’s message. Berwick has stoked Republican fears...
  • Animal Study Finds Nerve Stimulation May Thwart Tinnitus

    01/12/2011 12:21:15 PM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies · 1+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | 01-12-11 | Staff
    Treatment in rats stops, rather than masks, the problem, researchers say WEDNESDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Research in rats suggests that "rebooting" the brain can help stop tinnitus, a condition characterized by persistent ringing or other noises in the ears. There is no cure for tinnitus, which can occur as a result of hearing loss. In this study, U.S. researchers stimulated the vagus nerve while simultaneously playing a variety of sound tones over an extended period of time. The goal was to increase the numbers of neurons tuned to frequencies other than the tinnitus frequency. The vagus nerve is...
  • 'Rebooting' brain could ease ringing in ears

    01/12/2011 12:18:22 PM PST · by Red Badger · 108 replies
    Yahooooooooo ^ | 01-12-11 | Staff
    Scientists have found a way to ease chronic ringing in the ears, known as tinnitus, by stimulating a neck nerve and playing sounds to reboot the brain, according to research published Wednesday. There is currently no cure for tinnitus, which can range from annoying to debilitating and affects as many as 23 million adults in the United States, including one in 10 seniors and 40 percent of military veterans. For Gloria Chepko, 66, who has suffered from tinnitus since she was four years old, the sound she describes as "like crickets... but also bell-like," gets worse when she is tired....
  • Judgment gets nearer for SB 1070 [Hearing on state law is Monday]

    10/31/2010 2:33:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    SIERRA VISTA Herald/Review - Capitol Media Services ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    SAN FRANCISCO — Three federal judges will hear arguments Monday by attorneys for the governor on why Arizona should be allowed to start enforcing SB 1070. John Bouma, Brewer’s lead attorney, will argue the law that Gov. Jan Brewer signed last April designed to give state and local police more power to detain and arrest those they suspect are in this country illegally is within the legal authority of the state. That will get an argument from lawyers for the U.S. Department of Justice. Those attorneys contend only the federal government can regulate immigration. They want the law — or...
  • Senate panel to hold hearing on Gates's decision to close Joint Forces Command

    08/24/2010 5:16:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The Hill [Washington, DC] ^ | 8/24/10 | Roxana Tiron
    The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing on Defense Secretary Robert Gates’s proposal to close the Joint Forces Command based in Virginia. (Snip) Webb and several members of the Virginia-delegation are fighting Gates’s decision to close Joint Forces Command based in Norfolk, Va., which is a part of the secretary’s effort to save billions of dollars within the Pentagon’s budget. Webb, who chairs the committee’s subcommittee on military personnel matters, called on the Pentagon and White House to suspend any actions related to the sweeping savings initiative until Congress had “ample opportunity to review the full scope of
  • Oklahoma Narcotics Bureau Claims Sound is Dangerous Drug to Kids

    07/17/2010 11:34:09 AM PDT · by decimon · 69 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Tech ^ | July 16, 2010 | Jason Mick
    Cocaine, marijuana, tobacco, alcohol -- the usual drugs and their dangers are familiar to most children and parents alike. Is sound an equally dangerous "gateway drug"? As preposterous as that idea sounds, it's precisely what the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics claims. They are warning parents of a dangerous new drug -- binaural sound. > Oklahoma officials are convinced, though, that it's just the latest way for kids to get high. They call it "i-dosing" and claim that "digital dealers" are selling children the aural equivalent of crack in their eyes. Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs spokesman Mark Woodward...
  • Senate GOP wants ('Death panel' Don) Berwick hearing

    07/14/2010 10:13:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 7/14/10 | JENNIFER HABERKORN
    Senate GOP wants Berwick hearingBy JENNIFER HABERKORN Updated: 7/14/10 7:49 PM EDT Senate Republicans are demanding to hear from Don Berwick, the physician President Barack Obama recess-appointed last week to run the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Republicans on the Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over the post, say that not holding a hearing with Berwick would “result in circumventing the open public review that should take place for a nomination of such importance” and “casts a shadow over his legitimacy and authority to serve as administrator during a critical time for CMS.” They argue in a letter to Committee Chairman...
  • Power Of Sound causes Hair to Fly (Video)

    06/18/2010 5:20:04 PM PDT · by Korah · 13 replies · 385+ views
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 6/18/10 | Chuck Wolk
    Ever find yourself sitting at a red light and all you can hear is the base of a sound system coming from another car? I mean you can actually feel the vibrations of the noise they call music. I never have been able to understand how someone could actually be enjoying whatever it is they are listening to, but to each their own. I do know that some day in the future those individuals will be wondering what everyone else is saying because they will be deaf. Now I could write a whole article, loaded with facts and figures of...
  • The Power Of Sound Makes Girls Hair Fly (Video)

    06/18/2010 11:41:12 AM PDT · by OneVike · 32 replies · 619+ views
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 6/18/10 | Chuck Wolk
    Ever find yourself sitting at a red light and all you can hear is the base of a sound system coming from another car? I mean you can actually feel the vibrations of the noise they call music. I never have been able to understand how someone could actually be enjoying whatever it is they are listening to, but to each their own. I do know that some day in the future those individuals will be wondering what everyone else is saying because they will be deaf. Now I could write a whole article, loaded with facts and figures...
  • Good grief! We have Ray Nagin in the White House!

    06/18/2010 7:57:59 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 25 replies · 661+ views
    The Radio Patriot ^ | June 18, 2010 | Andrea Shea King
    I really need to move on to other tasks this morning, but right now I can't pull myself away from the atrocity that's happening in the Gulf Coast and the criminal activity inside the Oval and Congress regarding this oil spill catastrophe. In the words of a commenter at HotAir's post "Coast Guard shuts down oil-skimming barges due to … lack of life vests onboard": Good grief! We have Ray Nagin sitting in the White House.The newest appointment of a “czar” solves nothing. It is just one more layer of bureaucracy that the other alphabet soups have to clear.Amendment...
  • School District Bans Girl From Using Sign Language on Bus

    06/08/2010 6:43:22 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 61 replies · 145+ views
    ABC News ^ | 6/8/2010 | ABC News
    School officials have threatened a hearing-impaired girl with suspension if she uses sign language to talk to her friends on the school bus, the girl's parents say. Danica Lesko and her parents say sign language is the only way to for the 12-year-old to communicate, especially while riding to school on a noisy bus. But officials at Stonybrook School — which is not a school for the hearing-impaired — and district officials in Branchburg, N.J., apparently believe signing is a safety hazard. They have sent a letter to the Lesko family ordering Danica to stop using sign language on the...
  • Confirmation-Lite: Clinton Library May Not Turn Over Documents For Kagan Confirmation Hearings

    05/21/2010 12:56:36 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 14 replies · 534+ views ^ | 05/21/2010 | Jonathan Turley
    Some of us have long complained that confirmation hearings have become a rather bad joke (here) — carefully choreographed events devoid of substance. While many of us thought it could not positively become more content-free, it has. The director of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum has announced that the library cannot possibly turn over the prior writings of nominee Elena Kagan from her prior government service in time for the June 28, 2010 hearings. Rather than move the date, the Senate Judiciary Committee and White House appear intent on holding a hearing without the burden of knowledge...
  • Study: Viagra May Be Linked To Hearing Loss (What?)

    05/21/2010 10:06:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies · 670+ views ^ | 5-21-2010 | Reporting Tony Aiello
    Researcher At University Of Alabama-Birmingham Studies 11,000 Men Over The Age Of 40; Docs Urge Caution YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. (CBS) ― It's the little blue pill that works wonders for the sex life. But does taking Viagra increase the risk of hearing loss? A new study is raising concern about a troubling side effect from Viagra and similar drugs. Hearing expert Dr. Scott Messenger has learned to ask men of a certain age a certain question when they report sudden hearing loss. "We are now asking, are you taking any erectile dysfunction medication?" Messenger said. Soon after Viagra hit the...
  • Senate committee to hold hearing on oil spill

    05/04/2010 3:51:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 215+ views
    AP on ^ | 5/4/10 | AP
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller says he will hold a hearing on the Gulf oil spill in the coming weeks. ... He calls the spill "an unmitigated disaster." Earlier Tuesday, he said he would have a hard time voting for offshore drilling again.
  • Where to watch the Goldman Sachs hearing Tuesday at 10:00 am

    04/26/2010 11:43:13 AM PDT · by dickmc · 7 replies · 366+ views
    In case you're interested in watching the fun, games, and inquisition tomorrow at 10:00 am eastern time. The subcommittee list of witnesses and schedules is here If not on CSpan, the streaming link to the hearing room is by clicking on "Dirksen G50" on the right hand scroll bar at You might want to save this link, as this is one place to watch all the House and Senate hearings.
  • PHOTOS/VIDEO of Anti-ObamaCare Protest in MN Legislative Hearing

    04/07/2010 2:17:07 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 2 replies · 813+ views
    4-7-2010 | twila brase
    Approximately 70 people showed up yesterday to protest conforming Minnesota law to ObamaCare! The hearing room was PACKED! So packed in fact that the Chairman Tom Huntley had a second room opened up with video access if anyone who was standing wanted to go into the second room and sit down. Lots of our folks were standing in the back and sitting up and down the stairs. By all appearance, not a soul moved. Our protesters stayed along with the lobbyists and government bureaucrats.
  • Congress Puts Toyota On Show Trial

    02/23/2010 5:04:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies · 921+ views ^ | February 23, 2010 | INVESTMENT BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Commerce: Toyota's leaders are in for nasty star-chamber hearings in Congress, with politicians grandstanding and regulators pointing fingers. It's no way to treat a big employer that contributes so much to our economy. When Toyota first came to the U.S. in the 1950s and took out TV ads in the 1960s, the Japan-based company was ridiculed. How could its dinky little cars compete with the mighty Big Three automakers for the American market? But by the 1970s, word got out that Toyota was making a superior energy-efficient product and it won the public over. That success seems to be why...
  • COURT HEARING CANCELED: (Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab')

    12/28/2009 5:29:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies · 823+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/28/09 | staff
    COURT HEARING CANCELED: A court hearing scheduled for Monday on a government request for a sample of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's DNA has been canceled at prosecutors’ request, according to the U.S. District Court in Detroit. It is unclear whether prosecutors dropped the request or whether Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian charged with trying to blow up a plane on Christmas, agreed to provide the sample voluntarily. Justice Department officials declined to comment on the cancellation. -- Josh Gerstein (1:09 p.m.).
  • Surprise! Your Skin Can Hear

    11/25/2009 6:46:41 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 32 replies · 1,112+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | 11/25/09 | Jeanna Bryner
    Surprise! Your Skin Can Hear Jeanna Bryner Senior Writer Wed Nov 25, 1:06 pm ET We not only hear with our ears, but also through our skin, according to a new study. The finding, based on experiments in which participants listened to certain syllables while puffs of air hit their skin, suggests our brains take in and integrate information from various senses to build a picture of our surroundings. Along with other recent work, the research flips the traditional view of how we perceive the world on its head. "[That's] very different from the more traditional ideas, based on...
  • Health Care And The 5 Senses

    11/13/2009 8:28:40 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 148+ views ^ | 11/13/2009 | Mark Roberts
    Medical Columnist Mark Roberts look at our five senses, how they work and their importance...."What's that smell?"
  • Hearing on Easley and Democratic Party under way

    10/26/2009 9:30:01 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 9 replies · 594+ views ^ | October 26, 2009 | Gary D. Robertson AP
    Hearing on Easley and Democratic Party under way Raleigh | A hearing to investigate the campaign of former Gov. Mike Easley and the state Democratic Party is under way. The State Board of Elections immediately went into closed session Monday to discuss how it will investigate whether Easley’s campaign committee or the state Democratic Party broke campaign finance laws.
  • Limbaugh Donates $500K To Ear Institute

    09/18/2009 12:15:13 PM PDT · by pissant · 49 replies · 2,554+ views
    Radio Ink ^ | 9/17/09 | staff
    September 17, 2009: Rush Limbaugh has donated $500,000 to the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles in memory of Antonio De la Cruz, MD, who treated Limbaugh beginning in 2001 for the sudden hearing loss due to auto-immune inner ear disease. Limbaugh ultimately had a cochlear implant to restore his hearing and told the Los Angeles Times recently , "Dr. De la Cruz literally saved my career and got me my life back with that surgery. I wouldn't have been able to continue my career For a month before I had the implant surgery, I did my show totally deaf."...
  • Clinic Traffic Downrange Shows Need for Hearing Protection

    08/20/2009 4:26:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 577+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. Opal Hood, USA
    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Aug. 20, 2009 – When gearing up for a mission in Afghanistan, servicemembers don’t forget their helmet, gloves, weapon, eye protection or body armor. But what about hearing protection? Air Force Col. (Dr.) Joseph Brennan, the ear, nose and throat doctor at the Staff Sgt. Heath N. Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, demonstrates a portable hearing test machine with the help of Air Force Staff Sgt. Lee Adams, an ear, nose and throat technician. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Opal Hood  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Air Force Staff Sgt. Lee Adams, an...
  • LIVE THREAD Watch Sotomayor Confirmation Hearing-LIVE

    07/13/2009 6:37:23 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 13 replies · 1,527+ views ^ | July 13, 2009 |
    Click Here to Watch the Sotomayor Hearing LIVE If this site is busy... Click Here to Watch the Sotomayor Hearing LIVE
  • New Hearings Ordered in Campaign-Finance Case (McCain-Feingold)

    06/29/2009 7:50:54 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 5 replies · 538+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 06-30-09 | JESS BRAVIN
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ordered new hearings in a case challenging McCain-Feingold, the law that aims to restrict political spending at election time, signaling the possibility it is considering a more sweeping approach to the question. The court had been expected to rule Monday on a narrow question on whether McCain-Feingold applied to electioneering materials delivered through video-on-demand services. The case before the court involves a critical documentary about Hillary Clinton released during the presidential primary. The question before the court was whether it should be considered a campaign ad and regulated as such. Instead, the court asked the...
  • First Guantanamo hearing of Obama era

    06/01/2009 9:06:02 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 239+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/1/09 | AFP
    US NAVAL BASE AT GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (AFP) – Military officials at Guantanamo Bay on Monday are to hold the first open hearing of the Obama administration, in the case of a Canadian charged with killing a US soldier. The session was likely to highlight the many challenges President Barack Obama faces in changing the military commissions system and closing Guantanamo Bay, the US naval base in southern Cuba where 240 "war on terror" detainees are still held. Judge Patrick Parish, a US Army colonel, has decided to publicly examine the arguments of the parties in the case of Toronto-born...
  • Have you heard 'the Hum'?

    05/22/2009 3:48:56 PM PDT · by TaraP · 66 replies · 2,170+ views
    BBC ^ | May 19th, 2009
    For decades, hundreds of people worldwide have been plagued by an elusive buzzing noise known as "the Hum". Some have blamed gas pipes or power lines, others think their ears are faulty. A few even think sinister forces could be at work. "It's a kind of torture, sometimes you just want to scream," exclaims retired head teacher Katie Jacques. Sitting in the living room of her home in the suburbs of Leeds, the 69-year-old grandmother describes the dull drone she says is making her life a misery. Most visitors hear nothing, but to Katie the noise is painful, vivid and...
  • Reporter restrained after Panetta hearing

    02/08/2009 4:22:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies · 1,263+ views
    Michael Calderone ^ | 2/6/09 | Michael Calderone
    Following Leon Panetta’s confirmation hearing Thursday, several reporters approached the CIA director-designate in the hallway outside room G-50 in the Dirksen Building. There, CongressDaily reporter Chris Strohm — upon asking a question — was physically restrained by a man who accompanied Panetta at hearings both days. Strohm, when reached by phone Friday, said he was unsure of the man’s role. “I felt this hand grab my right arm and push me aside,” Strohm said. By his account, Strohm told the man, “Please don’t touch me” more than once. Eventually, the man let him go. Tim Starks, a reporter for Congressional...
  • Caption Hillary - Sec of State hearings

    01/13/2009 7:13:40 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 73 replies · 1,300+ views
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  • Medics Test Iraqi Children’s Hearing

    01/08/2009 3:27:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 213+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | 2nd Lt. Erika Stump, USA
    Capt. Lori August gives an Iraqi child a hearing exam, Dec. 28, 2008. Photo by 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs. COB ADDER — Approximately 15 Samawa school children received their first hearing exams here, Dec 28. The Soldiers assigned to the 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division identified candidates for the exam during a visit to the al-Amal school for the deaf, which is located in the town of Ar-Rumythan, about an hour north of Samawah in southern Iraq."I hope we can continue working with the local populace,” said Staff Sgt. Heidi Barber, a combat...
  • IL Gov. Blagojevich's Impeachment Hearing 'Live'

    12/29/2008 11:01:16 AM PST · by freepersup · 10 replies · 1,891+ views
    'Live' IL legislative committee impeachment hearing of Illinois' Governor Rod Blagojevich. (1300 / CST)
  • Proponents Of Proposition 8 Urge California Supreme Court To Hear Challenges To Measure's Validity

    11/17/2008 4:42:54 PM PST · by goldstategop · 24 replies · 854+ views
    Protect ^ | 11/17/2008 | NA
    The official proponents of Proposition 8 and the campaign committee responsible for its enactment by voters today urged the California Supreme Court to accept original jurisdiction of three cases challenging the measure's validity and have petitioned the Supreme Court to intervene in the cases as Real Parties in Interest. Expressing confidence that the Supreme Court will uphold the validity of Proposition 8, the authors of the measure urged the Supreme Court to deny requests to stay implementation of Proposition 8 pending resolution of the legal issues. In calling for the Supreme Court to take original jurisdiction of three challenges to...
  • US Rep Frank To Hold Nov. 18 Hearing on $700 Billion Rescue Plan (CRIMES TO BE REVEALED!)

    10/29/2008 9:47:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 648+ views
    Nasdaq ^ | 10/29/08 | Michael R. Crittenden & Jessica Holzer
    US Rep Frank To Hold Nov. 18 Hearing on $700 Billion Rescue PlanBy Michael R. Crittenden and Jessica Holzer Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- U.S. House lawmakers will review efforts by the Treasury Department to implement the $700 billion financial-rescue plan at a Nov. 18 hearing, the House Financial Services Committee said Wednesday. Chairman Barney Frank, D-Mass., said in a release that the panel will focus on the Treasury's recent actions, including injecting billions of dollars directly into financial companies, as well as parallel efforts to stabilize the system by the Federal Reserve and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp....
  • Berg files motion asking court to deny Obama's dismissal request [No order]

    10/01/2008 8:16:50 PM PDT · by conservativegramma · 195 replies · 7,162+ views
    On defendant's Barack Hussein Obama and the Democratic National Committee's Motion to Dismiss Plaintifs Complaint.........Denied........... Order of this Court that the following discovery is to be turned over to Plaintiff within 3 days 1. Obama's "vault"version (certified copy of his original long version Birth Certificate and 2. A certified copy of Obama's Certification of Citizenship 3. A Certified Copy of Obama's Oath of Allegiance Filed September 29, 2008
  • Hope for Hearing Loss?

    08/27/2008 10:30:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies · 218+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 27 August 2008 | Rachel Zelkowitz
    Enlarge ImageSensitive ears. Mice that received extra copies of a protein during fetal development produced more of a key hearing cell (bottom) than control mice did.Credit: David Woessner, John Mitchell, and John V. Brigande A cure for hearing loss could be closer, now that a team of scientists has produced key ear cells in mice--and for the first time verified that the cells work just like natural ones. The inner ear turns sound waves into electrical signals inside the organ of Corti, which is lined with rows of 15,000 to 20,000 hairlike cells. The cells respond to vibrations by...
  • Partisan divide stymies progress on forest policy

    08/16/2008 12:08:19 PM PDT · by marsh2 · 6 replies · 230+ views
    Redding Record Searchlight ^ | 8/15/08 | editorial
    Our view:It’s criminally negligent when politicians can’t set aside differences long enough to talk for a morning about an urgent public safety hazard The organizers of a wildfire forum in Sacramento on Wednesday brought together three members of the U.S. Congress and half a dozen state lawmakers. They drew the California fire marshal, the head of the state Fire Safe Council, Forest Service researchers and officials, and county supervisors from around the region. STORY TOOLS E-mail story Comments iPod friendly Printer friendly News alerts Subscribe to the paper Submit a news tip More Editorials Delta overhaul can't undercut northern rights...