New UK Report Provides Comprehensive Clinical Guidelines for Adults Suspected of Hearing Loss

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), a multi-disciplinary committee associated with the United Kingdom’s National Healthcare System, provides evidence-based guidance and advice to improve health care. A primary goal of NICE is to provide all stakeholders, including clinicians and the public with guidance on high quality, cost-effective care options. Last week, NICE…

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Kids That Use Portable Music Players More Than Twice as Likely to Have Hearing Loss

According to a newly published study in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, children who listen to music through headphones may be at significantly greater risk of noise-related hearing loss. Dutch researchers examined hearing test results from over 3,000 children, between the ages of 9 to 11. They also asked parents to report on hearing complaints…

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Decibel Therapeutics Snags $55 Million Series C Financing for Hearing Drug Development

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — Biotech startup, Decibel Therapeutics, announced that it has raised $55M in a Series C financing round. According to the announcement, all the existing investors–Third rock Ventures, GV, SR One and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals–participated in the financing round and were joined alongside new investors: Foresite Capital, Bessemer Trust, Schroder Adveq, SCubed Capital, Longevity, and…

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HHTM Hearing News Round-up: This Week’s Notable Stories

With so much news happening to report on, this week we bring you a synopsis of timely news items that may be of interest:   Age-related Hearing Loss Continues to be a Huge Burden   An online report from The US Burden of Disease Collaborators, recently published by JAMA, indicated age-related hearing loss continues to…

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Study Shows Evidence of Cortical Plasticity in Adults with Mild-Moderate Hearing Loss

Cross-modal reorganization of the cortex, a phenomenon in which the brain reorganizes itself, has been shown in profoundly deaf individuals. A recent study, conducted by Garrett Cardon and Anu Sharma of the University of Colorado, investigated cross-modal reorganization between the auditory and somatosensory modalities in older adults with normal hearing and mild-moderate age-related hearing loss…

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Frequency Therapeutics Receives $2M Grant to Investigate Hearing Restoration for US Military

Biotech startup, Frequency Therapeutics, announced today that it has received a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Hearing and Balance Research Award grant. The $2 million dollar, peer-reviewed grant will be used to investigate the company’s unique Progenitor Cell Activation (PCA) approach to hearing restoration for military personnel with service-related hearing loss. Prevention of hearing loss…

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Study: Healthy Diet May Reduce Risk of Hearing Loss in Women by 30 Percent

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — A new study by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that eating a healthy diet is associated with a lower risk of acquired hearing loss in women. While previous studies had examined how specific types of nutrients may impact hearing loss risk, the relationship of overall diet and risk of developing…

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Children with Hearing Loss Experience More Bullying: Study

DALLAS, TEXAS — A new study from researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) indicates that children and adolescents with hearing loss experience higher rates of peer victimization, or bullying, than children with normal hearing. The study, published in the journal Exceptional Children, showed the type of bullying experienced by children hearing loss…

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