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2014-07-30 23:13:27

Tinnitus company increases awareness and understanding of ringing in the ears. WESTMINSTER, Colo. (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Tinnitus – commonly referred to as “ringing in the ears” affects hundreds of millions of people around the world. Yet it remains one of the least-understood medical conditions. Neuromonics, Inc., manufacturer and distributor of clinically proven tinnitus treatment devices, receives hundreds of questions each month from people seeking answers on tinnitus. Here, to...

2014-02-18 08:32:36

SEATTLE, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sound Pharmaceuticals (SPI) has submitted a scientific abstract for presentation at the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting in Orlando FL. The Phase 2 clinical trial enrolled 83 subjects with normal hearing or slight hearing loss in an iPod(®) music protocol that induces a slight but temporary hearing loss or threshold shift (TTS). Subjects were randomized in a double-blinded manner to either placebo or three...

2013-12-31 23:02:31

American Hearing & Balance's Audiologists wish to inform the public about the fact that a large number of common drugs are harmful to hearing. Marina del Rey, CA (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Both over-the-counter and doctor-prescribed drugs can be ototoxic. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association states that there exist more than two hundred known ototoxic medications, of which many are used commonly. In order to make it easier for consumers to identify the ototoxic...

2013-12-31 23:02:27

Maico Audiological Services's Audiologists want to draw attention to the fact that quite a few commonly used medications and drugs are oxotoxic and may contribute to hearing problems. Newport News, VA (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Ototoxic medications are either prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) drugs that can impair your hearing and hinder your balance. As reported by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASLHA), there are over 200 known drugs that can cause temporary or...

2013-12-31 23:02:12

Hear for Life Hearing Aid Centers' Hearing Aid Dispensers hope to educate the public the fact that quite a few commonly used medications and drugs are harmful to hearing. Fresno, CA (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Ototoxic medications are drugs, whether prescription or over-the-counter (OTC), that are toxic to the ears. You can find more than 200 recognized ototoxic medications that are regularly used according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASLHA). As a way to make it...

2013-12-31 23:01:38

Contra Costa Hearing Aid Center's Hearing Aid Dispensers want to inform the public about the fact that many well known medications and drugs are oxotoxic and may contribute to hearing loss. Walnut Creek, CA (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Ototoxic medications are drugs, either doctor-prescribed or over-the-counter (OTC), that are harmful to ears. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association advises that there are more than two hundred known ototoxic medications. Look Out for Hearing...

2013-12-31 23:01:06

Virginia Hearing Consultants' Audiologists wish to inform the public about the fact that a large number of commonly used medications are oxotoxic and may cause hearing problems. Norfolk, VA (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Both doctor-prescribed and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs can be ototoxic. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASLHA) advises that there are more than 200 medications known to be ototoxic, many of which are commonly used. To draw attention to this issue and...

2013-10-16 08:58:13

The death of sensory hair cells in the ear results in irreversible hearing loss. Several classes of drugs, including aminoglycoside antibiotics and chemotherapy drugs are known to kill hair cells; however, in many cases the benefit of using the drug outweighs the potential for hearing loss. Previous research has shown that a class of proteins induced in response to cell stress, the heat shock proteins (HSPs), can protect against sensory hair cell death in response to ototoxic drugs. Despite...

2013-08-08 15:06:06

Studies have shown that calpain participates in gentamicin-, neomycin- and kanamycin-induced inner ear cell apoptosis. Cisplatin has been shown to be an anticancer drug. However, cisplatin can lead to severe ototoxicity, induce cochlear cell apoptosis, and result in hearing decrease or loss, which limits the application of cisplatin in a clinical setting to a certain degree. A recent study by Liang Chang and colleagues from Jinzhou Central Hospital established a BALB/c mouse model of...


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