Category: Science

The Hearing Health Foundation

The Hearing Health Foundation (HHF) is an organization that is dedicated to curing hearing loss. They fund research and help with collaboration efforts between scientists. The Hearing Health Foundation actually renamed themselves in about 2010 or 2011 when they were known as the Deafness Research Foundation. The rename was a smart marketing move because usually people associated deafness with extreme hearing loss and so tend to think of only a certain degree of hearing loss. Whereas having it renamed to the Hearing Health Foundation makes someone think about hearing issues in general.

The Hearing Restoration Project

The Hearing Health Foundation began an ambitious project called the Hearing Restoration Project (HRP). As the name of the project implies it’s about finding treatments or cures to help with hearing loss. There are three phases to the Hearing Restoration Project. The first phase involves researching what genes trigger hair cell regeneration in animals like chickens and what genes stop hair cell regeneration in mammals. Once this reaches a sufficient level of knowledge the researchers will then move onto phase two. Phase two involves using the knowledge from phase one to try to trigger hair cell regeneration in mammals. Then once phase two reaches … Read more

How to Pass the CLEP Chemistry Test

If you have never heard of the CLEP tests before I’ll give a brief overview. The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) allows you to take tests on specific subjects, e.g. Chemistry, Biology, College Algebra, and if you acheive a certain score then you are granted credits toward that course.

However, it’s important to note what score you’ll need on the test is decided by your university or community college that you attend. So it’s very possible a score of 50 is needed on the Chemistry CLEP test to receive credits at University A where a score of 55 might be needed at University B and at University C they do not award any credits for the CLEP Chemistry test. So it’s very important that you check with your community college or university to see what score you need and whether they grant credits for passing. The average cost of the test is $100, but you should check with your testing center to make sure.

Now, I wanted to take the CLEP Chemistry exam and pass it to receive equivalent credits for Chemistry 101 and Chemistry 102 with labs. However, when searching for information on how to best study for the … Read more