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Researchers Discover New Form of Vertigo That Can be Treated

As many audiologists know, vertigo has a myriad of causes and the treatment process can be complex and time-consuming. Researchers in South Korea, however, have identified a new type of vertigo that may be effectively treated with medication. A study, published online last week in the journal Neurology identified what they consider a new condition,…

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Clinical Trial For Motion Sickness Drug Now Over 50% Enrolled

WASHINGTON, DC — GT Biopharma Inc., a clinical stage biotech company, announced the Proof-of-Concept clinical trial of its novel drug treatment for motion sickness, GTP-011, is now more than 50% enrolled. According to the announcement, the trial is a single-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over study. The study’s primary objective will be to demonstrate the efficacy of transdermal GTP-011…

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Study Finds Online Vestibular Rehab Successful at Reducing Dizziness in Older Adults

A new study by researchers in the UK and Sweden have found that internet-based vestibular rehabilitation training is effective at reducing dizziness and dizziness-related disability in older adults. The findings were published in the May/June 2017 edition of the Annals of Family Medicine. The single-center, single-blind randomized controlled trial evaluated patients from 54 primary care…

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Fall Risk Increases Above Age 40

Many audiologists who work with patients experiencing equilibrium problems are keenly aware of the relationship between aging and balance. This observation was recently confirmed in a study published online in Frontiers in Neurology. This study, conducted by researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, found vestibular thresholds begin to double every 10 years above the age…

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Seattle Doc Launches Study to Investigate Link Between SIDS and Inner Ear

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON — Seattle Children’s anesthesiologist, Dr. Daniel Rubens, has been researching Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) since 2002 and hopes that the launch of his new study will eventually lead to a means of preventing the mysterious condition that results in the death of thousands of seemingly healthy children each year in the US. As reported last year by David…

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No More Dizzy Pills? Device to Treat Motion Sickness likely Available “Within 5 to 10 Years”

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – Researchers at the Imperial College of London (ICL) are developing an effective new treatment for motion sickness, which they say could become available over the counter sometime in the next five to ten years. Instead of developing a pharmaceutical treatment for motion sickness and dizziness, researchers at ICL have instead focused on…

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Frank Musiek, a trailblazer in electrophysiology, to chair Academy Research Conference

  Frank E. Musiek, PhD, a renowned expert in electrophysiology and central auditory processing disorders (CAPD) who oversees the Pathways section of the blog Hearing Health & Technology (HHTM), has been selected by the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) to chair the 2016 Academy Research Conference (ARC) to be held in Phoenix on April 12, just…

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Boston Marathon bombings are still taking a heavy toll on victims’ hearing

BOSTON—More than a year after the Boston Marathon bombings of April 15, 2013, scores of victims of the terrorist action are still suffering from hearing loss, tinnitus, and other conditions resulting from exposure to the two explosions. So report 15 physicians and audiologists writing in the December 2014 issue of Otology & Neurotology. In the…

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AAA to honor leading lights in audiology at AudiologyNOW! 2014 in Orlando

ORLANDO, FL—A pioneering audiologic researcher for more than 40 years at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the founder of a leading manufacturer of audiologic equipment, and a scientist who draws on her clinical experience in rehabilitative audiology and her training in experimental psychology to help older adults who suffer from both hearing and cognitive…

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