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2012-03-19 23:01:53

The first national treatment guideline for sudden hearing loss, a frightening condition that sends thousands in the U.S. to the emergency room each year, was published this month in the journal Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. The guideline was developed by a 19-member panel led by Robert J. Stachler, M.D., an otolaryngologist in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) March 19, 2012 The first national...

2012-03-19 17:01:08

The first national treatment guideline for sudden hearing loss, a frightening condition that sends thousands in the U.S. to the emergency room each year, was published this month in the journal Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. The guideline was developed by a 19-member panel led by Robert J. Stachler, M.D., an otolaryngologist in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. "In most cases, patients will have multiple visits with...

2012-02-23 14:00:00

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cochlear Americas, the world's leading implantable hearing solutions company, announced today that it has launched its new support app for Baha 3 recipients. The Cochlear Baha® Support App, which can be downloaded for free from the App Store or from the Android Market, provides information and assistance for Baha users wherever they may be, and whenever they may need it. Developed from user feedback, the app helps Baha...

2012-01-23 14:00:00

A surgeon at Children´s Memorial Hospital recently performed the first Alpha 1 bone conduction hearing implantation in the youngest child in Illinois. Clara Beatty, a 9-year-old with Treacher Collins syndrome, has aural atresia, a condition in which her ear canals and middle ears did not develop. The recently FDA approved hearing system provides the latest technology that has many advantages over prior generation devices. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 23, 2012 A surgeon at...

2011-10-03 14:06:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hearing Health Foundation, long at the forefront of trailblazing initiatives in hearing and balance science, today hosted the 2011 Summit: The Promise of Cell Regeneration, the first public-focused health conference bringing together the nation's leaders in the field of cell regeneration research in the ear to discuss current research and potential therapies to restore hearing through the Hearing Restoration Project (HRP). To view the multimedia...

2011-10-03 11:31:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Envoy Medical, the maker of the Esteem, along with the rest of the world, has been touched by Sarah Churman's video of her Esteem activation experience. The YouTube video, which she shared just days ago, has gone viral with over 4 million views and has prompted several news interviews, including a guest appearance on NBC's Today Show. Ms. Churman's device activation is not unlike the experiences of many recipients of the Esteem. Patients often...

2011-09-29 06:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Otonomy, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapeutics for diseases and disorders of the inner and middle ear, today announced that researchers presented positive new data from a Phase 1b study of the company's lead product candidate, OTO-104, in patients with Meniere's disease. The presented data showed that patients treated with OTO-104 experienced clinically meaningful reductions in vertigo...

2011-07-20 07:04:47

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ About 60 percent of U.S. children are exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS). Exposure to SHS is associated with increased risk of hearing loss among adolescents, according to this study. Studies have associated exposure to secondhand smoke prenatally or during childhood with various health conditions, from low birth weight and respiratory infections to behavioral problems and otitis media. Children exposed to SHS are more likely to develop recurrent otitis media....

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2011-07-19 06:20:00

Exposure to secondhand smoke is associated with a heightened risk of hearing loss among teenagers, researchers report in the July issue Archives of Otolaryngology. The nationwide study is the first to link secondhand smoke to hearing loss. "More than half of all children in the U.S. are exposed to secondhand smoke, so our finding that it can lead to hearing loss in teenagers has huge public health implications," said lead author Dr. Anil Lalwani, professor of professor of otolaryngology,...

2011-06-28 00:00:31

The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is urging people to pack earplugs when heading out to this year's 4th of July celebrations and is urging them to exercise safety whenever around fireworks. The single bang of a firecracker at close range can permanently damage hearing in an instant. But by following some simple precautions, people can enjoy the 4th of July festivities and still protect their hearing. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 27, 2011 The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is urging people...