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Study: Sodium Thiosulfate Treatment Significantly Reduces Chemotherapy-Induced Hearing Loss in Children

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — According to a new study, investigators at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and 37 other Children’s Oncology Group hospitals in the U.S. and Canada have found that sodium thiosulfate helps prevent cisplatin-induced hearing loss in children with cancer. Results of the randomized, controlled, phase 3 study, were published in this month’s…

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Anti-Stroke Drug Holds Promise In Fight Against Ear Infections, Say Researchers

ATLANTA– Researchers from Georgia State University and the University of Rochester may have found a non-antibiotic alternative to treating middle ear infections. In a study published this month in the Journal of Immunology, the anti-stroke drug vinpocetine showed the ability to improve bacterial clearance, suppress mucus overproduction, and reduced levels of hearing loss in treated…

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Testing begins on drug treatment for hearing loss and tinnitus

LONDON–Autifony Therapeutics, a British startup biotech company, has launched a Phase 1 trial of an experimental drug, AUT00063, that is designed to treat age-related hearing loss and tinnitus by targeting deficits in auditory processing in the brain that are believed to cause these problems. Charles Large, PhD, co-founder and chief scientific officer of Autifony, noted, “We…

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“Cocktail” may protect against hearing loss

ST. LOUIS–Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that administering low doses of “a cocktail” of drugs to mice before they are exposed to loud noise reduces their hearing loss when given. The drugs, all FDA-approved for other conditions, did not totally prevent hearing loss in mice following sustained exposure…

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