Research

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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3D-printed ear prostheses to improve hearing loss treatments

Tech

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3D printing has been used in many areas of medicine and is being evaluated in an ever increasing number of disciplines and conditions. Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine have tested 3D printing in the area of prosthetic replacements for damaged parts of the middle ear.

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Genetic variations in the FOXO3 gene and susceptibility to noise-induced hearing loss

NIHL

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Researchers in China recently carried out a large-scale study to explore the effects of FOXO3 genetic polymorphism on individual susceptibility to noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), one of the most important occupational disorders.

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