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American Tinnitus Association Announces Election of New Board Chair and Vice-Chair

VIENNA, VIRGINIA — The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) Board of Directors has elected Dr. Jill Meltzer as Chair and John Minnebo as Vice-Chair for two-year terms.    ATA is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of the approximately 25 million people in the United States who live with tinnitus, or ringing in…

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Otonomy Initiates Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of OTO-313 for Tinnitus

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA — Otonomy has announced the initiation of a Phase 1/2 clinical trial of OTO-313 in patients with tinnitus. The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 1/2 study will include an initial safety cohort followed by an exploratory efficacy study that will enroll approximately 50 patients with subjective tinnitus. OTO-313 is said to be a…

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Legal Update: Defective Earplugs and 3M Lawsuit

Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from guest contributor, and consumer advocate, Joseph Oot The 3M Company is reportedly facing legal issues once again over their dual-ended Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2 (CAEv2), as veterans and military members across the country are filing lawsuits. In May 2016, Moldex-Metric filed a lawsuit against 3M on behalf of…

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Tinnitus Relief: New Findings from Research Hold Promise for Patients and Providers

Although considered a prevalent condition, tinnitus remains a challenging condition for hearing care professionals to treat and manage. More than 50 million people in the United States have reported experiencing tinnitus, resulting in an estimated prevalence of 10% to 15% in adults. Experts believe that about one in five individuals who experience tinnitus are bothered…

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White Noise Therapy for Tinnitus Relief Should be Avoided, Says JAMA Study

Tinnitus is a widespread problem with approximately 20 million Americans suffering from bothersome reactions to it. Although there are a few scientifically-validated therapies for many types of tinnitus, many patients are apt to try various types of over-the-counter solutions, including products with white noise masking. An August 30 JAMA-Otolaryngology report indicates white noise therapy for…

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Invasive Nature of Some Tinnitus Treatments Not a Deterrent for Many

Tinnitus is a highly prevalent condition with approximately 10%–15% of the population reporting the condition, and 1% to 2% of this group reporting burdensome tinnitus that leads to a severe decrease in the quality of life. Another consideration: tinnitus-related health care expenditures, which are mainly incurred out-of-pocket, are estimated to be nearly $2,000 per year…

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Auris Medical Announces Disappointing Results from Tinnitus Drug Trial; Company Stock Price Plummets

ZUG, SWITZERLAND — Biopharmaceutical company Auris Medical Holdings announced disappointing results from its TACTT3 clinical trial for its promising tinnitus drug candidate, Keyzilen.  Preliminary top-line data from the trial indicate that the study did not provide a statistically significant improvement in the Tinnitus Functional Score from baseline to Day 84 in the active treated group compared…

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New Device Developed for Somasensory Tinnitus

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN — Researchers at the University of Michigan’s Kresge Hearing Research Institute recently developed a device for individuals suffering from annoying or debilitating tinnitus. Led by Susan Shore, PhD, the experimental intervention combines auditory and mild electrical pulse stimulation that offers promise as a neurologic approach to treating the incapacitating effects of tinnitus.…

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Bragi Announces Tinnitus Relief Feature in New Earbuds

At this week’s CES in Las Vegas, Bragi, a leading manufacturer of wireless earbuds, unveiled an expansion of their partnership with Mimi Hearing Technologies that plans to take their products into a new, health-oriented direction. According to sources, this new personal sound amplification product will continue to offer end-users hearing enhancement, but with an added…

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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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