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Development of Ototoxicity Drug, PEDMARK™, Faces Setback Following FDA Response

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NORTH CAROLINA — Fennec Pharmaceuticals Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, announced that it received a Complete Response Letter (CRL) on August 10, 2020 from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding its New Drug Application for PEDMARK™ (a unique formulation of sodium thiosulfate), for intravenous administration for the prevention of ototoxicity…

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More than 10% of COVID-19 Patients Report Decreased Hearing Two Months After Hospital Discharge

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM — A significant number of patients reported a deterioration in their hearing when questioned eight weeks after discharge from a hospital admission for COVID-19, according to University of Manchester audiologists, in a study supported by the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). One hundred and twenty one of the adults admitted to…

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Survey: 3 in 5 US Adults Report Struggling to Hear or Engage in Conversation While Wearing a Mask

CARSON CITY, NEVADA — An estimated 48 million American adults are affected by hearing loss. With the rise of mask and/or face coverings across much of the country, hearing is becoming an even greater challenge for many.  Hearing device maker, Olive Union, recently commissioned a nationwide survey of 1,500 US adults exploring the extent to…

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HHTM News Round Up: A Synopsis of Recent Hearing Research Studies

This week HHTM offers readers a synopsis of some of the latest hearing research:   Study Shows Relationship Between Early Hearing Loss and Alzheimer Disease   Columbia University researchers, using the audiogram, word recognition scores and positron emission tomography (PET) scans were able to associate hearing loss of early onset and the presence of β-amyloid,…

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Could Bone Density Medication Reverse Hearing Loss?

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — Preliminary findings from Harvard Medical School researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear may pave the way for trials to test bone density medications for hearing loss. Hearing loss caused by damaged nerves, whether from sound exposure or aging, is irreversible. There are currently no medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration…

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ASHA Applauds CDC for Updated Mask Recommendations

ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND — The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) applauds the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for issuing newly updated COVID-19 mask considerations that include adaptations and alternatives for people with hearing loss and other communication disorders. In a June 8 letter to CDC Director Robert Redfield, ASHA asked the agency to emphasize the need for…

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UK Study Finds Hearing Loss in Patients Taking Cognitive Tests May Result in Misdiagnosis of Dementia

The early and correct diagnosis of a cognitive impairment – such as dementia – is crucial as it allows interventions and treatments that may slow the progression of a patient’s symptoms to be quickly put in place. However, a new study by Loughborough University researcher Dr Christian Füllgrabe further supports that age-related hearing loss can negatively…

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CILcare Partners with Vertidiag to Develop Solutions for People with Vestibular Disorders

CILcare, a research and development company specializing in the field of hearing disorders, has announced a strategic partnership with the start-up Vertidiag, a company specialized in balance disorders. According to the announcement, “by combining their unique know-how, CILcare and Vertidiag can propose a complete service offering to identify and develop therapeutic solutions for people suffering…

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COVID-19 Pandemic Exposes Troubling Gap in Healthcare System

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – Since the beginning of the COVID-19 health crisis, clear communication has been vitally important for the safety of people around the world. For adults and children with hearing loss, the barriers to communication have been complicated by the debate about whether or not hearing-related care is an essential service. As local and…

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Using Research to Fill in Clinical Gaps: A Summary of Recently Published Hearing Research

by Brian Taylor, Editor-at-Large Gamblers, paramours and clinicians all deal in uncertainty. No matter which of those groups you belong, you make better decisions when relevant and timely information, based on sound scientific principles, is available. Sometimes you might even find a kernel of truth that changes your outlook or behavior. Here are five recently…

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