- Published on 21 September 2019
A drug shown in trials to relieve tinnitus and sensorineural hearing loss symptoms in Meniere's disease (MD) sufferers is being fast-tracked the the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) stringent new drug application process.
- Published on 20 September 2019
Researchers from Xiangya Hospital in China's Hunan Province have discovered a gene associated with hearing loss, a breakthrough that should help in diagnosis and treatment strategies.
- Published on 11 September 2019
In a move that Apple claims will allow customers to contribute to medical discoveries, the phone and computer giant is to conduct three large-scale health studies, one of them into the impact of everyday sound exposure on hearing.
- Published on 29 August 2019
Potential therapeutic benefits for a range of conditions including tinnitus have been glimpsed thanks to newly published research involving vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) in rats.
- Published on 25 August 2019
As many as 56% of abstracts in psychology and psychiatry journals contain spin to boost their results, according to a recent study by Oklahoma researchers.
- Published on 20 August 2019
The human cochlea is sex-typed from an early post-natal age - this is the startling and welcome finding of a study that has delivered the first reliable method for sex determination, even in child skeletons and cases with missing or degraded DNA molecules.
- Published on 14 August 2019
If the mice are right, there is a drug fix for age-related hearing loss just around the next bureaucratic corner: the hormone aldosterone, combined with anti-inflammatory medicine, can rejuvenate hearing, says the team behind the development.
- Published on 06 August 2019
The number of US citizens with eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD), barring those with recent colds, was previously estimated at under 1%, but a new study puts the figure at 4.6%, some 11m people. And the researchers say their figure may underestimate the condition's true prevalence.
- Published on 03 August 2019
It may sound like wily medieval quackery, but researchers from the UK's University of Leeds are suggesting that tickling the ear may open a gateway to the body's metabolic balance and lead to healthier ageing.
- Published on 27 July 2019
Audiologists and speech-language therapists should persuade parents of patients to build music activity into their children's programmes, claims a Marseille-based neuroscience researcher.