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Latest Sensorineural hearing loss Stories

2011-06-06 11:15:00

SEATTLE, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sound Pharmaceuticals (SPI) will begin recruiting a new clinical trial testing the oral drug SPI-1005 to prevent the hearing loss induced by loud music. Exposure to loud music or noise can induce temporary and permanent auditory threshold shifts (TTS or PTS). In some people, a repeated TTS will ultimately give way to a PTS that is irreversible. As people age, this level of PTS grows and results in a loss of speech perception and discrimination....

2011-05-25 06:30:00

SAN DIEGO, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Otonomy, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapeutics for diseases and disorders of the inner and middle ear, today announced the appointment of Gerald Wroblewski as the company's chief operations officer. Mr. Wroblewski brings the company broad operational expertise in the areas of manufacturing, product supply chain management, packaging and quality assurance. At Otonomy, he will be responsible for...

2011-05-24 22:55:49

NIH-supported investigators see no difference in outcome between oral and injected steroid delivery Direct injection of steroids into the middle ear for the treatment of sudden deafness was shown to be no more or less effective than oral steroids in restoring hearing levels in a large comparison study of patients. The study results appear in the May 25, 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The multicenter clinical trial was funded by the National Institute on...

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2011-05-19 11:00:00

Hundreds of cases of sudden hearing loss in men from around the world may be linked to use of Viagra and similar impotence drugs, The Telegraph is reporting. Physicians have begun to warn that the prescriptions could damage a man's hearing after reports have surfaced of auditory complaints from men. Forty-seven suspected cases of sensorineural hearing loss "“ a rapid loss of hearing in one or both ears "“ were linked to Viagra and related drugs Cialis and Levitra. Users in the...

2011-04-28 06:30:00

SAN DIEGO, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Otonomy, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapeutics for diseases and disorders of the inner and middle ear, today announced positive data from a Phase 1b study of the company's lead product candidate, OTO-104, in patients with Meniere's disease. Study results showed OTO-104 to be well-tolerated at both doses tested when delivered via a single intratympanic (IT) injection. Additionally, while not powered...

2011-04-26 12:11:00

LOS ANGELES, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- House Ear Institute Board of Trustees announced today the nonprofit has changed its name to House Research Institute. The change to Research in the name more accurately reflects the institute's expanded research mission. "Although our focus is still the ear, we are finding more and more that hearing dysfunction often goes beyond the ear," said James Boswell, chief executive officer of House Research Institute. "While we remain at...

2011-02-24 14:10:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In collaboration with scientists and clinicians from the University of California Los Angeles, scientists from Sound Pharmaceuticals have found p27Kip1 to be expressed in the adult and aged human inner ear including the auditory and vestibular sensory organs. In the adult human inner ear, the pattern of p27Kip1 expression was restricted to the nuclei of supporting cells in the organ of Corti, the sensory organ that controls hearing, and the utricle and...

2011-02-16 08:09:18

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Can you hear me now?  How about now?  You're probably familiar with those commercials, however, its not just phone companies who can help you hear better these days . . .  its stem cell scientists.  Researchers in Australia recently discovered that patients suffering from hearing problems beginning during infancy and childhood could benefit from a transplant of stem cells from their nose.  So if you still can't hear and want to, it might be...

2011-02-10 12:19:03

Stem Cell scientists in Australia have found that patients suffering from hearing problems which began during infancy and childhood could benefit from a transplant of stem cells from their nose. The research, published today in STEM CELLS, reveals that mucosa-derived stem cells can help preserve hearing function during the early-onset of sensorineural hearing loss. Sensorineural hearing loss is caused by the loss of sensory cells or neurons in the cochlea, the sensory organ of the inner ear...

2010-11-16 14:00:12

Patients who undergo radiation therapy for head and neck cancer appear more likely to experience hearing loss and to be more disabled by its effects than those who do not receive such treatment, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of Otolaryngology"“Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Head and neck cancer is the sixth most common type of cancer worldwide, according to background information in the article. Treatment methods include surgery,...