Research

Adding crizotinib to radiation therapy may reduce hearing damage

Therapy

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Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston recently published the results of a mouse model study showing a new therapeutic combination that may be of interest in patients with neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) and other patient groups.

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A reminder of the commonly used drugs that are potentially ototoxic

Ototoxicity

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Pharmacy Times, a full-service pharmacy media resource, recently reported on the main drugs that can cause damage to hearing, and highlighted their mechanisms of action.

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Evidence for efficacy of a wearable tinnitus patch

Tinnitus

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Researchers working in Sweden at the Sickla ENT-centre in Stockholm and the Citysjukhuset hospital in Gothenburg recently published the results of a double-blind, randomized study of a tinnitus patch called Antinitus carried out in 2016/2017.

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Sound therapy used to train the brain to ignore tinnitus

Sound therapy

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The findings of a new clinical study suggest that a sound-emitting device worn in the ear during sleep may train the brain to ignore tinnitus, reports Reuters Health.

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Deaf children who receive implants may learn words faster

CI

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A new study has found that children with hearing loss who receive cochlear implants learn words faster than children with hearing.

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Using specially timed signals to reduce the symptoms of tinnitus

Tinnitus

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University of Michigan (U-M) News recently reported on a new study in translational medicine. A team from the University has released preliminary findings from animal tests and a clinical trial of the new approach, including data from 20 patients with tinnitus.

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The link between hearing loss and the 4D tetrad

Study

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In early January, important research findings from a French team looking at the association between hearing loss and the 4D tetrad (depression, dementia, dependence and death) were published in The Journals of Gerontology.

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Auris Medical: update on the AM-111 clinical development program

Therapeutics

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Switzerland’s Auris Medical Holding AG, a clinical-stage company working on developing therapeutics in otolaryngology, announced further results from the HEALOS Phase 3 trial in early January.

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Gene editing protects from deafness in mice

Genetic deafness

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An international team of researchers recently studied how in vivo delivery of specific RNA complexes can improve hearing loss in a mouse model of human genetic deafness.

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Further data on the link between age-related hearing loss and cognitive decline or dementia

Cognitive decline

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Specialty clinical information website Healio.com recently reported on a meta-analysis of 40 studies with a total of over 34,000 participants that showed a small but significant association between hearing loss related to age and all domains of cognitive function.

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