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Hearing Loss Prevention Pills

By November 11, 2008

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Such pills are coming ever closer to reality. Researchers at the University of Michigan Kresge Hearing Research Institute found that a cocktail of vitamins A, C and E, plus magnesium was able to prevent hearing loss from noise exposure prevented about 80 percent of possible hearing loss in guinea pigs. Now they have launched human tests of this cocktail, branded AuraQuell. Human tests are being done in military, industrial, and loud music exposure settings.


AuraQuell was able to be developed because of an earlier scientific discovery that loud noise exposure triggered the production of molecules that damaged the inner ear hair cells, resulting in hearing loss. Growth of these molecules is prevented by the AuraQuell cocktail.


We could soon see a future in which soldiers about to head onto the battlefield take a pill or eat a special "candy" bar, people heading to jobs in the factory take a pill, or parents ask their teenagers about to leave for a concert, "did you take your hearing loss prevention pill?"

Comments
November 11, 2008 at 2:48 pm
(1) panda bear says:

wow this is good news. if this is possible, then it must also be a great possibility to have ignorance prevention pills in the near future at your nearest pharmacy. parents can ask their kids “have you taken your idiot pills today??”

November 12, 2008 at 10:51 am
(2) Faith says:

For someone who lost their hearing in the military due to loud noise exposure – I would support this initiative with great enthusiasm. Not only do I have hearing loss, but the extent of the damage sometimes effects my speech patterns do the nerve damage. I never dreamed of how frustrating it would be not to be able to communicate well – all due to serving my country. Let’s save someone else’s hearing.

November 12, 2008 at 12:26 pm
(3) ben says:

How wonderful! I agree hearing loss pills would be great.

I’m curious, when dare i say.. –will there be retard pills, I really want to be a retarded and take some pills for that.

-Ben

November 12, 2008 at 2:55 pm
(4) Stueyyy says:

Ive never read so much nonsense in my life, and heck ive been around a long time…all i can say is a GET REALITY CHECK..

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