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New Study Links Opioid Use with Hearing Loss

A retrospective study by researchers at Rutgers University has found that opioid use, particularly in high doses, can cause “full or partial hearing loss”. The study, published in The Journal of Medical Toxicology, reviewed records from the New Jersey Poison Control Center, based at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, from 1999 to 2018 to determine the association between opioid…

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Symptoms of Hearing Loss and Tinnitus May Indicate Poor Outcomes in Cancer Survivors

Development of chemotherapy-induced neuropathy (CIN), hearing loss, and/or tinnitus, in cancer survivors may be predictive of increased risk of severe symptom burdens and reduced quality of life (QoL), according to a study published in the European Journal of Oncology Nursing. All three conditions, CIN, hearing loss and tinnitus significantly detracts from patient QoL in numerous…

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Reduction in Hearing Loss Prevalence Due to Phasing Out of Leaded Gasoline, Says One Researcher

Earlier this year, researchers reported in JAMA-Otolaryngology that the overall prevalence of hearing loss in the U.S. continues to decline among adults aged 20 to 69 years, even though adult hearing loss does continue to be linked with increasing age, noise exposure, educational level, ethnicity and gender. Specifically, in their March 2017 article, Hoffman and…

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Foundation Awards Sound Pharmaceuticals $1.6 Million for Prevention and Treatment of Antibiotic-Induced Hearing Loss

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON — Sound Pharmaceuticals, a Seattle-based biotech firm, announced this week that it has been awarded up to $1.6M from Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Inc. (CFFT), a non-profit drug discovery and development affiliate of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The CFFT award will support the initial testing of SPI-1005 in people with cystic fibrosis (CF)…

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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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Study suggests that sound therapy may help protect ears against cancer drugs

ROCKVILLE, MD—Next to being exposed to excessive noise, one of the most common causes of irreversible hearing loss in people of all ages is exposure to chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer. Cisplatin and the aminoglycoside antibiotics, two classes of drugs commonly used with cancer patients, are both toxic to mechanosensory hair cells, the receptor…

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