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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New Study Suggests Age-Related Hearing Loss Contributes to Memory Loss

A team of neuroscience researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) in Germany examined what happens in the brain when hearing gradually deteriorates over time. What they discovered was that key areas of the brain are reorganized, and this has a negative effect on memory. The results of the study were published last month in journal Cerebral…

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ReSound Assist Live Expanded to Allow Hearing Professionals to Test and Fit Hearing Aids Remotely

BALLERUP, DENMARK – GN Hearing today announces new in-ear tests (also known as ‘in-situ’ tests) available as an extension to ReSound Assist Live at-home services. The technology allows hearing care professionals to offer complete hearing care remotely, including hearing assessment and hearing aid fitting. It allows people with hearing loss to get their hearing tested…

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Fennec Announces FDA Filing Acceptance and Priority Review for Ototoxicity Drug, PEDMARK

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NORTH CAROLINA – Fennec Pharmaceuticals Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing and granted Priority Review for the company’s New Drug Application (NDA) for PEDMARK™ (a unique formulation of sodium thiosulfate). PEDMARK is an investigational drug for the prevention of ototoxicity…

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High-Resolution PET/CT Imaging May Help Predict Effectiveness of Cochlear Implant

RESTON, VIRGINIA — Novel, fully digital, high-resolution positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging of small brain stem nuclei can provide clinicians with valuable information concerning the auditory pathway in patients with hearing loss, according to a new study published in the March issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Using 18F-FDG PET/CT imaging, researchers found…

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Decibel Therapeutics Publishes Encouraging Results from Phase 1a Clinical Trial of DB-020

BOSTON, MASSACHUSSETTS — Decibel Therapeutics, a development-stage biotechnology company developing novel regenerative therapeutics for hearing loss and balance disorders, announced that Phase 1a trial results demonstrating the safety and tolerability of its lead candidate, DB-020, have been published in the peer-reviewed journal Investigational New Drugs. DB-020 is being developed for the prevention of cisplatin-induced hearing…

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Study Reveals Social and Health Impact of Hearing Loss

Healthcare and lifestyle site, Clear Living (formerly Everyday Hearing), has released its new annual Impact of Hearing Loss on Mental Well-being and Lifestyle Study. The study has been created to highlight the detrimental effect hearing loss has on mental well-being and social lifestyle through the participant data and statements.  Gathered since early 2019, the study…

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