Chicago, IL (July 7, 2011)—Sensaphonics founder Michael Santucci will advise Hearing Health Science on Soundbites, a nutraceutical supplement to prevent hearing loss.
As an audiologist, Santucci will be Lead Audiology Advisor to Hearing Health Science, a start-up company specializing in hearing research and therapy. HHS is set to launch Soundbites soon, which it claims has shown clinical promise in preventing noise-induced hearing loss.
Developed by HHS and based on the research of Dr. Josef M. Miller at the University of Michigan, Soundbites are chewable supplements consisting of micronutritional agents said to be effective in preventing hearing impairment from loud sound exposures. The company is preparing for field trials in at-risk populations in military, industrial, and music markets, prior to the product’s consumer market release.
“Soundbites is one of the most exciting developments I’ve seen in my entire career in audiology,” notes Santucci. “This product represents an entirely new approach to hearing health, and the preliminary research results are very promising. I’m thrilled to be working with Hearing Health Science to bring this new technology to the music industry.”
The Soundbites nutraceutical formula addresses the cause of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL): inner ear oxidative stress. Used in conjunction with hearing protection, HHS claims that Soundbites has the potential to reduce hearing loss by up to 50 percent.
“Michael Santucci has devoted his career in audiology to addressing this issue in the music industry, which is obviously a major at-risk group,” states Hearing Health Science CEO Barry Seifer. “He brings a wealth of expertise and a unique perspective to Hearing Health Science, and will be a tremendous asset to our organization.”
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