Latest Sensorineural hearing loss Stories

2009-08-19 18:11:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Sound Pharmaceuticals (SPI) has received a $2.1 million research and development award from the Office of Naval Research, Science and Technology Division. This new funding will expand the ongoing development of SPI-1005 in to other areas of sensorineural hearing loss. SPI-1005, an oral form of a glutathione peroxidase mimic, is currently being tested in a Ph-II clinical trial aimed to protect and treat blast exposed active duty personnel in the Dept. of...

2009-07-10 08:00:00

DENVER, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Cochlear Americas announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Cochlear(TM) Baha(R) BP100 Sound Processor, the industry's first programmable bone conduction hearing solution. The Baha BP100 is an excellent choice for many children and adults with conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss or single-sided sensorineural deafness. The Baha BP100 improves upon previous systems by offering users the industry's first bone-...

2009-07-01 08:36:44

 An otherwise effective treatment for cystic fibrosis places patients at a high risk of sensorineural hearing loss, according to new research published in the July edition of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the...

2009-02-17 08:28:30

About one-fifth of children with sensorineural hearing loss also have ocular disorders, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of Otolaryngology"“Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. An estimated one to three per 1,000 children have some degree of sensorineural hearing loss, which occurs as a result of damage to the nerves or the inner ear, according to background information in the article. Half of all cases in children result from environmental...

2009-01-21 14:59:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Hearing aids can offer hope of better hearing for people who suffer from tinnitus, according to a recent survey conducted by the non-profit educational organization Better Hearing Institute (BHI). The survey of 230 hearing health professionals in the United States and Canada found that six out of ten patients reported some relief of their tinnitus when using hearing aids and two of ten reported major relief. These findings are particularly significant in...

2008-12-24 08:00:00

A new study by researchers in Belgium has found that children have a higher risk of hearing loss due to congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection if their mother was infected with the virus during the first trimester of pregnancy rather than in the later stages.CMV, a type of herpesvirus, has infected nearly 50 percent of the population.  And although the virus rarely causes symptoms in those with healthy immune systems, it can cause problems when passed from a mother to her fetus...

2008-07-01 00:14:24

A study using Taiwanese medical insurance records suggests sudden loss of hearing might be an early sign of vulnerability to stroke, researchers say. Hearing loss can foreshadow a cerebrovascular event by as much as two years, the study published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association found. Lead investigator Herng-Ching Lin, a professor at Taipei Medical University School of Health Care Administration, says five-year follow-up data on 1,423 patients hospitalized for an...

2005-08-16 14:46:48

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Our immune system protects us from disease, destroying invading microbes with a swarm of attacking cells. But it can also go haywire for no apparent reason, ganging up on normal tissues in our body and wreaking havoc. In thousands of people each year, the immune system attacks the inner ear, home to the tiny, delicate structures that allow us to hear. Without warning, in days or weeks, patients lose the ability to hear in one or both ears. Some might get part or all of...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'