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Auris Medical Announces Disappointing Results from Tinnitus Drug Trial; Company Stock Price Plummets

ZUG, SWITZERLAND — Biopharmaceutical company Auris Medical Holdings announced disappointing results from its TACTT3 clinical trial for its promising tinnitus drug candidate, Keyzilen.  Preliminary top-line data from the trial indicate that the study did not provide a statistically significant improvement in the Tinnitus Functional Score from baseline to Day 84 in the active treated group compared…

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UPDATE: Walgreen’s Hearing Re-emerges with Two Twin City Locations

In what appeared to be an unsuccessful “proof of concept” project  in 2015 between Walgreens and Sonova, a similar venture, this time involving Starkey, is underway inside two Walgreen’s locations in the Twin Cities. Similar to CVS, which has been opening hearing aid center locations throughout the US for more than a year, Walgreen’s appears…

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Were Ultrasound and Intermodulation Distortion Part of Cuban Sonic Attacks?

Ultrasound emitters are all around us. Sensors in energy-efficient buildings, rodent repelling devices, burglar alarms, security cameras, HVAC system vibrations are some of the areas ultrasonic is used. Also, it might have been used, according to a University of Michigan scientist, in the sonic attacks in Cuba that sickened dozens of American and Canadians. Kevin…

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Cochlear Ltd Pledges $10 million to Johns Hopkins to Fund Hearing Loss and Public Health Research

CENTENNIAL, COLORADO — Cochlear Limited announced that it will be pledging a gift of $10 million to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to establish the Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health. According to the announcement, the new Center will be led by Dr. Frank Lin and will be the first of…

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Untruthful on the Stand? Some of Austin’s Testimony Struck from Record in Starkey Trial

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA — The $20 million embezzlement trial involving former Starkey executives took yet another twist this week when U.S. District Court Judge John Tunheim ruled Tuesday that Starkey Laboratories owner Bill Austin perjured himself at least once in his testimony earlier in the trial. The testimony in question, regarding the perjury allegations against Austin,…

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Reports Claim Apple to Release Upgraded AirPods in 2018 and 2019

CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA — According reports from Bloomberg and others, Apple is reportedly planning to release new hardware and software upgrades to its popular AirPods. The company’s wireless earphones (AirPods) have been a significant success story for Apple since their initial launch in September 2016–with one long-time company analyst recently quoited saying he anticipates Apple’s AirPods…

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Northland Hearing Centers Become Focus of Starkey Trial; Defense Counters with Allegations of Misdeeds

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA — The former Starkey Chief Financial Officer, Scott Nelson, took the stand for two days of testimony on February 16th and 19th in the $20 million federal fraud trial in Minneapolis. Jerry Ruzicka, Starkey’s former president; ex-human resources head Larry Miller; and former business associates W. Jeffrey Taylor and Larry T. Hagen all…

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Nuheara to FDA: Please Expedite Implementation of OTC Hearing Aid Act

PERTH, AUSTRALIA — Wireless earbud maker, Nuheara, has reportedly petitioned the FDA to expedite the implementation of the Over The Counter (OTC) Hearing Aid Act legislation, which was signed into law by President Trump last fall. The OTC legislation will allow for hearing aids to be used “by adults to compensate for mild to moderate…

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