(PRWEB UK) 30 January 2013
Researchers at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield have been awarded $1.2 million in a three year grant from the US Department of Defense.
The grant will allow them to work on drug therapies with the aim of preventing and treating noise induced hearing loss, particularly in military settings.
The research involves an antioxidant called D-methionine which is a component of fermented protein found in yoghurt and cheese. In concentrated doses, it has been found to improve some forms of hearing loss and even prevent hearing loss before the noise happens.
A spokesperson for Hidden Hearing said:
“It is encouraging to see that this research is being funded and is seeing such encouraging results. Hearing loss is a major issue among members of the military, with blasts and gunfire often causing noise induced hearing loss among personnel.”
With more than 40 years’ experience in treating hearing loss, Hidden Hearing is entrusted with the care of more than 100,000 people each year. The firm has 84 hearing centres across the UK, all catering for a range of needs and budgets. Specialising in hearing tests and hearing aids, the company also offer a variety of hearing aid accessories and in 2005, became the first dedicated hearing retailer to be recognised as an Investor in People.