Research

New approach to prevent cisplatin-induced hearing loss in children and adolescents with cancer

Research

cisplatin-induced hearing loss prevention
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A group of oncology clinicians from a number of pediatric oncology departments in North America has reported that sodium thiosulfate prevents cisplatin-induced hearing loss.

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Preliminary pre-clinical data for a candidate drug in hearing loss

Biotech

Sensorion, a French biotech company specializing in the treatment of inner ear diseases, recently announced preclinical results for SENS-401, its candidate drug for the treatment of acute sensorineural hearing loss.

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Boehringer Ingelheim and China Southeast University to work together on hearing loss treatments

Collaboration

Boehringer joins ChineseSoutheast University Institute of Life Sciences
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German pharma company Boehringer Ingelheim is to join forces with Southeast University Institute of Life Sciences, Nanjing, China as part of its Research Beyond Borders (RBB) initiative.

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BERA facilities to be introduced in Indian government hospitals

NHS

newborn hearing screeing in Kerala state
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The Kerala state government is to set up facilities for neonatal hearing screening in 66 hospitals across the state, according to the Health Minister, K.R. Shylaja.

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Adding higher frequencies to standard protocol to improve detection of hearing loss in adolescents

Research

hearing test protocols for adolescent hearing tests
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According to a research team of pediatricians and audiologists, adding higher frequencies to the standard hearing test protocol of the American Academy of Pediatrics helps detect adolescent hearing loss.

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Research grants available for investigations into tinnitus

Funding

British Tinnitus Association funding
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Researchers from across the UK can now apply for money from the British Tinnitus Association (BTA).

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Newborn screening for congenital cytomegalovirus

Screening

cytomegalovirus and hearing loss
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A modelling study has found that universal newborn screening for congenital cytomegalovirus may help to reduce the severity of hearing loss in affected children by identifying the condition early.

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Research team from Lamar University, Texas looking into digital self-help for hearing impaired

Project

Virtual Reality: Management of Adults with Hearing Loss
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A team of researchers from Lamar University, Beaumont, TX (USA) is working on developing digital materials as an aid for people with hearing loss.

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Novel gene function discovered in age-related disease

Research

Consequences of age related hearing loss
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A group of researchers from the Mammalian Genetics Unit of the MRC Harwell Institute, Harwell Campus, Oxford, UK have found new pathways involved in age-related disease through a mouse model.

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New research support for better hearing aids

Sensor technology

Consequences of age related hearing loss
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Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York, USA plan to improve sensor technology that is critical to billions of devices made every year, and that could improve the way hearing aids work.

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