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The Link Between Sudden Hearing Loss and Anxiety, Depression

Hearing loss of sudden onset, known as idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss, is a potentially catastrophic medical condition characterized as a sensorineural hearing loss of sudden onset of at least 30 dB in three sequential frequencies over a period of three days or less. According to Taiwanese epidemiological data, the annual incidence rates of sudden…

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Auris Medical to Terminate Hearing Loss Drug Trial After Disappointing Results

ZUG, SWITZERLAND — Biopharmaceutical company Auris Medical Holdings announced today that it is terminating a late-stage study to treat sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) with its investigational drug, AM-111. The company had been evaluating the drug in two late-stage studies, Healos and Assent. The data from Healos study found that AM-111 was not statistically significant in…

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Swiss Biotech, Strekin, Secures Funding for Second Clinical Trial of Hearing Loss Drug

BASEL, SWITZERLAND — Strekin AG announced this week that it had successfully closed a Seed C financing round totaling CHF10 million (approximately $10.3 USD) from private investors. The latest financing round allows the company to conduct a second clinical trial of its leading drug candidate, STR001, as a potential new treatment for sudden sensorineural hearing…

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Sensorion Presents Promising Preclinical Results with Investigational Drug, SENS-401, For Acute Sensorineural Hearing Loss

MONTPELLIER, FRANCE — French biotech firm Sensorion announced promising new preclinical results obtained with its investigational drug SENS-401, which is currently under development to treat acute sensorineural hearing loss. The results were presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) in San Diego, California, last week. Sensorion’s investigational drug, SENS-401 (R-azasetron besylate), aims to protect…

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E-Cigs and Vaping: A Hazard to Hearing?

By Brian Taylor, AuD A recent media report suggests the musician Rob Swire of the Australian band Knife Party suffered a sudden hearing loss, which he attributed to vaping. Given the rising popularity of vaping, this incident is cause for concern, as many anecdotal reports suggest vaping is a safer alternative to smoking. The chemical…

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Otolaryngology foundation publishes guidelines on sudden hearing loss

WASHINGTON, DC—If you or a loved one experiences sudden hearing loss (SHL) in one or both ears, getting a prompt and accurate diagnosis—and treatment, if necessary–is important in reducing the chance that the loss will become permanent. So says the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HSNF) in its new Clinical Practice Guideline…

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