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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...

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...


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