SIG Sauer Shooter Breaks Action-Pistol World Record

For those of us who devote our entire lives to a sport, there are few achievements greater than breaking a world record. Such is the case for Max Michel, captain of the SIG Sauer professional shooting team and lifelong lover of competitive shooting events. Recently, Michel was able to fulfill a childhood dream by earning… Read more »

Hearing Loss in America May Actually Be on the Decline

We’ve heard a lot about hearing loss in recent years. Young people in particular have been warned repeatedly about the risks associated with listening to headphones at high volumes. While plenty of audiologists have issued dire warnings about widespread hearing loss among American adults, a new study published in JAMA Otolaryngology suggests people are actually… Read more »

High Frequency Tests Help Detect Hearing Loss in Adolescents

Noise-induced hearing loss rarely happens all at once. Instead, it occurs gradually of a period of years or even decades. Because noise-induced hearing loss is a slow, incremental process, many people don’t realize that they’re living with pronounced hearing damage until it becomes downright debilitating. This type of hearing loss often begins in people’s teenage… Read more »

Cosmonauts: Packing Heat in Space Since 1961

Since humans first achieved escape velocity in the 1960s, manned missions to low-earth orbit have become peaceful, multinational efforts to advance scientific research and understanding. But that doesn’t mean the Russian space program is about to let its cosmonauts get caught in space without a way to defend themselves. Since 1961, every Granat-6 survival kit… Read more »

Black Friday Gun Buying Hits Record High

On the day after Thanksgiving, millions of Americans woke up early to hit the stores and score big discounts on some of the year’s hottest items. Black Friday sales might typically be associated with huge TVs and cutting-edge gadgetry, but this year gun shops saw an unexpected surge in sales as well. In a single… Read more »

US Air Force Conducts Study Designed to Prevent Hearing Loss

Serving in the armed forces is an inherently risky job, and hearing loss is the most common health issue affecting American soldiers. After returning from one or more tours of duty, hearing loss and persistent tinnitus can make it difficult for veterans to find civilian jobs and lead healthy, comfortable lives. That’s why the Air… Read more »