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Latest Sensorineural hearing loss Stories

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,...

2010-10-19 07:37:17

Vision and Hearing Leader Reveals Revolutionary Hearing Technology at Renowned Event Bonita Springs, FL (Vocus) October 19, 2010 PHSI, Physician Hearing Services, Inc., the unquestioned leader in Vision-Hearing programs, announces a breakthrough in the industry with the introduction of the patented 'Clarujust' hearing instrument fitting system. This innovative technology which is based on the mathematical decomposition of speech phonemes, is now offered by PHSI and will be available...

2010-03-17 14:12:00

Esteem approved to treat sensorineural hearing loss SILVER SPRING, Md., March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the approval of the Esteem - an implanted hearing system used to treat moderate to severe sensorineural hearing loss, a type of permanent hearing loss. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Sensorineural hearing loss is usually caused by genetic factors or damage to the inner ear resulting from noise,...

2010-03-17 14:02:00

MINNEAPOLIS, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 17, 2010 the FDA gave approval to Envoy Medical Corporation to market a "First of its Kind" prosthetic hearing restoration device. The approval follows a December 18, 2009 unanimous 15 to 0 vote by an independent advisory panel in favor of approving the Esteem® for moderate to severe sensorineural hearing loss. The FDA chose an expedited review process, noting that they believe the Esteem® "represents a...

2010-02-17 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Otonomy, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted clearance of the company's Investigational New Drug (IND) application for the clinical trial of OTO-104 in patients with Meniere's disease, a debilitating disorder of the inner ear affecting balance and hearing. The FDA clearance enables Otonomy to move forward with the first clinical trial of a sustained release drug delivered by direct otic injection. Using an...

2010-02-16 08:02:17

Surgically implanted hearing aids anchored to the skull bone appear to be a durable treatment option that noticeably improves hearing among children with deafness in one ear, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Single-sided deafness, also known as profound unilateral sensorineural hearing loss, affects between 0.1 percent and 3 percent of children, according to background information in the...

2009-12-21 15:10:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Envoy Medical, a Minnesota corporation, has developed the first Fully Implantable Hearing Restoration System known as the Esteem®. On December 18th, an Advisory Panel of independent ENT experts unanimously recommended that the FDA approve the Esteem®. Patrick Spearman, Envoy Medical's Chief Executive Officer, was quoted as saying "This is great news for all sensorineural hearing loss sufferers. Envoy has been...

2009-10-12 23:01:00

SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonitus Medical, Inc., a medical device company developing the world's first non-surgical and removable hearing device to transmit sound via the teeth, today announced that technology it developed was ranked #1 on Cleveland Clinic's Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2010. The SoundBite(TM) hearing system is an investigational new bone conduction device intended initially for single sided deafness (SSD), a usually permanent condition. The 'Top...


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cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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