Scientists Uncover Link Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

According to the World Health Organization, there are roughly 47 million people worldwide living with dementia. By 2030, that figure is expected to grow to over 75 million. Doctors and scientists have been trying to identify causes for the dramatic rise in dementia rates in recent years, and now they believe it could be linked… Read more »

Gunmaker Makes M1911 Pistols out of Meteorite

Recently, a group of archaeologists confirmed that a knife found in the tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun was crafted from ancient meteoritic iron. Now, over 3,000 years after the famous pharaoh was mummified, a gun manufacturer in Pennsylvania has made not one, but two M1911 pistols out of a sold hunk of meteorite ore. After… Read more »

Scientists Hope to Cure Hearing Loss With Gene Therapy

In light of the startling realization that more than 1 billion people worldwide are at risk of developing hearing loss, scientists at a number of research institutions are working overtime to find a way to reverse the effects of hearing damage. Cochlear implants have come a long way in recent years, but they’re not without… Read more »

More Than 1 Billion at Risk of Hearing Loss

There’s the famous scene in the movie “Wayne’s World” where Wayne and Garth drive down the highway and sing to Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Wayne and Garth lip sing the lyrics, bang their heads at the guitar solo and enjoy a night out with their friends. This was – and continues to be – a popular… Read more »

More Seniors are Taking up Shooting

Baby boomers are pulling into their golden years locked and loaded. According to stats from the National Rifle Association, 22,739 people age 65 and older took basic firearm training courses from NRA-certified instructors in 2015. That was four times higher than the number from just five years earlier. We came across that statistic in a… Read more »

CDC Finds 1 in 8 Workers in America has Hearing Loss

About one out of 8 U.S. workers suffers from some level of hearing loss, according to a new study released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, but most losses were preventable, reports CBS News. The CDC study found that almost 13 percent of U.S. workers experience some degree of hearing loss, particularly in the mining,… Read more »