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  • Has Brian Johnson Been ‘Kicked to the Curb’ by AC/DC? (maybe, maybe not)

    03/16/2016 2:13:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Ultimate Classic Rock ^ | March 15, 2016 7:41 AM | Jeff Giles
    Brian Johnson’s hearing loss may not be as bad as initial reports suggested — but AC/DC might be moving on without him anyway. Word of Johnson’s reportedly tenuous future comes courtesy of comedian Jim Breuer, a friend of the singer who discussed their latest visit during an episode of his The Metal in Me podcast, which you can stream below. According to Breuer, whose commentary was earlier reported by the Canton Repository, Johnson has essentially been “kicked to the curb” by group leader Angus Young after fronting AC/DC for 36 years. UPDATE: Breuer has since posted a series of follow-up...
  • Firefighters sue siren maker over their hearing loss

    12/20/2015 1:01:00 PM PST · by PROCON · 31 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 20, 2015 | Deepti Hajela
    NEW YORK (AP) -- There were times by the end of his shift that firefighter Joseph Nardone's head would be pounding, his eyes crossing from the noise of the siren on his truck. "The siren was so loud inside the cab that it actually physically hurt," said the former New York City fire battalion chief. Even though he's been retired for over a decade, he said, the effects of the sirens linger in hearing loss that has left him unable to understand rapid conversation or follow along in church.
  • Hey, NYC! The mayor has his fingers on your volume control

    03/07/2013 9:10:45 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | March 7, 2013 | The New York Post
    <p>Mayor Bloomberg - who has already cracked down on smoking, trans fats, salt and super-sized drinks - is embarking on a new crusade: preventing New Yorkers from going deaf.</p> <p>Hizzoner's health officials are planning a social-media campaign to warn young people about the risk of losing their hearing from listening to music at high volume on personal MP3 players, The Post has learned.</p>
  • 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...
  • Health Care and Hearing Loss

    10/20/2009 3:14:30 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 249+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 10/20/09 | Mark Roberts
    According to the Mayo Clinic, gradual hearing loss that occurs as you age (presbycusis) is common. According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated one-third of Americans between the ages of 65 and 75 and close to one-half of those older than 75 have some degree of hearing loss. Doctors believe that heredity and chronic exposure to loud noises are the main factors that contribute to hearing loss over time. Other factors, such as earwax blockage, can prevent your ears from conducting sounds as well as they should. You can't reverse hearing loss. However, you don't have to live...
  • Aging nation faces growing hearing loss

    02/17/2007 2:51:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 63 replies · 986+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/17/07 | Randolph E. Schmid - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO - An aging U.S. population faces a looming crisis in hearing loss, researchers said Saturday. Some research holds promise, but much is in the early stages. By 2050, there could be as many as 50 million people in the United States with impaired hearing, Steven Greenberg of Silicon Speech in Santa Venetia, Calif., told the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Hearing loss results in social and psychological isolation, "which makes their life hell," Greenberg said. Thanks to loud music and a generally noisy environment, young people have a rate of impaired hearing...
  • VANITY -- Freeper Hearing Aid Help Needed

    06/27/2006 1:10:28 PM PDT · by Ronin · 49 replies · 1,099+ views
    June 28, 2006 | Ronin
    I have just landed a plum of a job as an assistant news editor for one of the biggest names in industrial news reporting. The problem is my ears. I was medically discharged from the Navy 18 years ago with bilateral hearing loss and have been using a relatively good Rionet (Japanese brand) Hearing Aid for many years. Unfortunately, its not cutting the mustard in my new office and my new boss has pretty much given me an ultimatum. Get an effective hearing instrument that will allow you to work in an office environment professionally – including telephone and conference...
  • Rush Limbaugh Reaches Settlement with Prosecutors - Charge Will Be Dismissed In 18 Months

    04/28/2006 3:11:12 PM PDT · by kristinn · 1,111 replies · 36,955+ views
    Friday, April 28, 2006 | Roy Black
    <p>Rush Limbaugh's attorney has issued a statement announcing a settlement of the Florida prosecutor's investigation into alleged doctor shopping by Rush Limbaugh.</p> <p>Details have been read by Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh. Basically, the charge of doctor shopping is dismissed, with some conditions.</p>
  • WSJ Subscribers: HELP! Article from 03.29.05

    03/29/2005 11:19:33 AM PST · by wallcrawlr · 5 replies · 441+ views
    Implants Bring Upheaval to Deaf Education The growth of cochlear implants -- electronic devices surgically placed in the bone behind the ear -- is reshaping a longstanding battle over how deaf children should be educated.
  • On the trail of Kerry's failed dream

    11/14/2004 1:08:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 168 replies · 5,538+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 14, 2004 | Nina J. Easton, Michael Kranish, Patrick Healy, Glen Johnson, Anne E. Kornblut, and Brian Mooney
    On the afternoon of Aug. 9, John F. Kerry stood on the lip of the Grand Canyon, about to make one of the biggest mistakes of his three-year quest for the presidency. A stiff wind was blowing across the canyon, and Kerry, whose hearing was damaged by gun blasts in Vietnam, had trouble understanding some of the questions being thrown his way. But he pressed on, coughing from the pollen blowing on the breeze. Would Kerry have voted to authorize the use of force in Iraq, one reporter asked, even if he knew then that Iraq didn't have weapons of...
  • Drinking Can Lead to Hearing Loss (Alcohol damages auditory pathways in the brain)

    03/16/2004 9:24:01 AM PST · by truthandlife · 21 replies · 700+ views
    Health Day News ^ | 3-15-04 | Steven Reinberg
    A new German study suggests drinking can cause some hearing loss, in a finding that's sure to fuel the debate on the health risks and benefits of alcohol. While studies have shown moderate drinking can lower your risk for heart disease, excess alcohol can damage your liver and brain and increase your risk for certain cancers. The new study finds that even moderate drinking can cause some degree of hearing loss by increasing the time it takes to process sound in the auditory brainstem. This nerve damage is caused by the long-term, cumulative effect of drinking, the researchers say. "High,...