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May. 24, 2024

Study Reveals High Incidence of Vestibular Impairment in Children with Profound Hearing Loss, Impacting Development

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A recent cohort study published today in JAMA Network Open has revealed significant findings on the prevalence of vestibular impairment in children with bilateral profound hearing loss (HL) and its association with developmental delays. Conducted by Dr. Sylvette R. Wiener-Vacher and her colleagues at a pediatric referral center in Paris, France, the study underscores the critical need for comprehensive vestibular
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May. 23, 2024

Cilcare Appoints Dr. Naimi Missoum as Chief Medical Officer

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MONTPELLIER, FRANCE – Cilcare, a clinical-stage biotechnology company specializing in auditory sciences and the development of novel therapies for inner ear diseases, has announced the appointment of Dr. Naimi Missoum as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Missoum, a Medical Doctor with over 25 years of experience as a senior executive in medical affairs at leading pharmaceutical companies, will oversee all of
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May. 22, 2024

Ear Science Institute Australia Secures Funding to Develop Australasian Biobank for Genetic Hearing Loss

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Ear Science Institute Australia has secured Future Health Research & Innovation (FHRI) funding to establish a Western Australia-headquartered Australasian biobank, aimed at advancing genetic therapies for childhood and adult hearing loss. The Australasian Hearing Registry and Biobank (AHRB) will be the first in Australia to store tissue related to genetic-associated hearing loss, with the goal of advancing personalized care and
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May. 20, 2024

Sound Pharmaceuticals Receives FDA Clearance for Phase 2 Trial of SPI-1005 in Cochlear Implant Patients

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SEATTLE & INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA — Sound Pharmaceuticals (SPI) has announced that it has received FDA notification that its Investigational New Drug Application (IND) may proceed involving SPI-1005 treatment and cochlear implantation (CI). The goal of this Phase 2 SPI-1005 (ebselen) trial is to reduce the loss of residual hearing during and after CI. Ebselen is a novel anti-inflammatory compound that
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May. 16, 2024

Rock Legend Paul Gilbert Named Phonak Global Brand Ambassador

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STAFA, SWITZERLAND – Phonak, a leading global provider of hearing solutions, has announced legendary guitarist Paul Gilbert as its official Global Brand Ambassador. In this role, Gilbert will focus on raising awareness about hearing health, challenging stigmas associated with hearing loss, and emphasizing the importance of hearing devices. Gilbert, the co-founder of the iconic rock band Mr. Big known for
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May. 16, 2024

BHP Partners with Ear Science Institute Australia on Hearing Health Program for Indigenous Communities

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BHP has become the newest philanthropic partner for the Ear Science Institute Australia’s Gift of Hearing Appeal, providing $825,000 in funding to support the institute’s Healthy Hearing Outback program. This collaboration aims to enhance ear and hearing health outcomes for Aboriginal families in the East Pilbara region of Western Australia. In close cooperation with the Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS),
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May. 16, 2024

ReSound “Gift of Hearing” donation campaign surpasses 1,000 hearing aid recipient milestone

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BLOOMINGTON, MINNESOTA – With the help of 260 hearing care practices throughout the United States and Canada, ReSound today announces that 661 hearing aids were donated to 331 people as part of the annual Gift of Hearing campaign that ran December 2023 through April 2024. This was the first year that Canada participated in the campaign. The Gift of Hearing
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May. 15, 2024

Severe to Profound Hearing Loss Costs U.S. $37 Billion Annually, Groundbreaking Study Reveals

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Hearing loss is one of the most prevalent chronic conditions worldwide, yet its profound impact on individuals, families, and society is often underestimated. A new study published in The Laryngoscope sheds light on the significant economic burden posed by severe to profound hearing loss (SPHL) and underscores the immense value of cochlear implants in mitigating these costs. The research emphasizes
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May. 14, 2024

Synchrony Study Uncovers Significant Consumer Awareness Gaps in Hearing Loss Symptoms and Treatment Options

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STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT — Hearing is a priority health concern for the majority of consumers, yet few take action to proactively manage their hearing health, according to a new study from Synchrony, a premier consumer financial services company, conducted on behalf of the company’s leading healthcare financial solution, CareCredit. Synchrony’s “Hearing Health & Loss Prevention” study surveyed more than 2,000 consumers
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May. 13, 2024

From Data to Decibels: New Whitepaper Explores AI’s Emerging Role in Personalized Hearing Care

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HHTM’s 4th annual Future of Hearing Healthcare conference is in full swing with three days of courses scheduled throughout May. In addition to the wide range of courses, and thanks to the integration of artificial intelligence (AI), it is easy to see that hearing healthcare is in the early stages of a remarkable transformation. AI technologies will revolutionize how we