Miscellaneous Ear Disorders

Hearing Difficulty May Up Risk of Accidental Injury

March 23, 2018

Compared to normal-hearing adults, those with a little trouble hearing, moderate trouble hearing, and a lot of trouble hearing had increased odds of accidental injury (odds ratios, 1.6, 1.7, and 1.9, respectively).

FDA Fast Tracks Pedmark for Prevention of Cisplatin-Induced Ototoxicity

By March 21, 2018

The Clinical Oncology Group Protocol ACCL0431 trial enrolled 125 pediatric patients newly diagnosed with a germ cell tumor, hepatoblastoma, medulloblastoma, neuroblastoma, osteosarcoma, or other malignancy.

Significantly Higher Prevalence of Hearing Loss Following Infant Cardiac Sx

March 05, 2018

The researchers found that the prevalence of hearing loss was 21.6% overall, 12.4% for conductive hearing loss, 6.9% for sensorineural hearing loss, and 2.3% for indeterminate hearing loss.

Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss Recovery Lower in Metabolic Syndrome

February 16, 2018

The researchers found that the groups with and without metabolic syndrome had similar mean pure-tone audiometry thresholds at baseline but that recovery rates after treatment were significantly lower in the metabolic syndrome group.

Prevalence of Hearing Loss Examined in U.S. Heart Failure Patients

January 29, 2018

Among individuals with HF, the prevalence of hearing loss was 74.4% versus 63.3% among those without HF.

Presurgical MRI May Predict Speech Outcomes Following Cochlear Implant

January 17, 2018

The researchers detailed neuroanatomical networks that were affected or unaffected by auditory deprivation based on the comparison of CI candidates and control children.

FDA Clears Remote Programming for Nucleus Cochlear Implant

By November 20, 2017

Cochlear implants often require regular programming visits with an audiologist.

Adolescent Hearing Loss: Is it on the Rise?

November 09, 2017

The researchers found that 13 of 90 comparisons of prevalence showed a statistically significant increase across combinations of degree, frequency, and laterality of hearing loss.

CDC: Heart Disease, Hearing Loss Screening Overlooked for Many Newborns

August 29, 2017

"Newborn screening at birth is crucial to quickly identify infants at risk of hearing loss and congenital heart disease so they can receive early intervention and follow-up care," Brenda Fitzgerald, MD, director of the CDC.

Macrolide Antibiotics and Hearing Loss: What's the Risk?

By August 25, 2017

Analysis of the cases found that standard doses of both oral and intravenous macrolide administration were associated with SNHL.

Dementia Risk Up in Older Patients with Hearing Loss

July 31, 2017

The researchers found that in cross-sectional analyses, participants with self-reported or objective moderate and poor hearing were more likely to have a dementia diagnosis than those with normal hearing, after adjustment for potential confounders.

Perrigo Approved for Generic DermOtic Oil Ear Drops

By July 19, 2017

Fluocinolone Acetonide Oil will be available as 0.01% strength drops in 90 days.

Hearing Aids vs OTC Amplification Products: Performance Assessment

July 06, 2017

The researchers measured the average accuracy — the percentage of the time that the participants understood the sentences. It was 76.5% without a hearing aid, 88.4% with the hearing aid, and 81.4 to 87.4% with four of the amplification devices.

HRT May Up Hearing Loss Risk in Postmenopausal Women

May 16, 2017

Older age at menopause also appears to increase the risk

Ear Injury from Cotton Tip Applicators Still Prevalent

By May 08, 2017

Study authors reported that the most common injury was foreign body sensation (30%), followed by perforated ear drum (25%) and soft tissue injury (23%).

Diagnosing Goya: Unraveling Medical Mysteries of the Past

By April 28, 2017

A doctor has looked back at famous Spainish painter Francisco Goya and the mysterious illness that left him deaf and narrowed her diagnosis down to two possibilities

Watchful Waiting Cost-Effective for Acute Otitis Media

March 07, 2017

Doctors conducted a retrospective review of a random selection of 250 patients aged ≤18 years with AOM in the emergency department.

Guidelines for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Management Updated

March 06, 2017

New evidence was included from two clinical practice guidelines, 20 systematic reviews, and 27 randomized controlled trials.

Novel Approaches to Hearing Loss Needed as Rates Set to Double in U.S.

March 06, 2017

According to the researchers of a new letter published in JAMA, in 2020, 55.4% of all adults with hearing loss will be 70 or older. In 2060, that rate will jump to 67.4%.

FDA Grants Fast Track Status to Novel Therapy for Hearing Loss

By February 24, 2017

AM-111 is currently under investigation in two Phase 3 trials for patients with severe to profound idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss.

CDC: Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Often Goes Unrecognized

February 08, 2017

The noise of modern life can cause permanent hearing damage to many U.S. adults who don't even suspect they've experienced a loss

Iron Deficiency Anemia Linked to Hearing Loss in Adults

January 03, 2017

After adjustment for sex, adults with IDA have increased odds of SNHL, combined hearing loss

Classification Methods Analyzed for Ototoxicity With Cisplatin Tx

December 15, 2016

The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Ototoxicity Scale (SIOP) seems to be best for classifying ototoxicity in cisplatin-treated pediatric patients, according to a study published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Varying Levels of Belladonna Extract Prompt Recall of Homeopathic Products

By November 28, 2016

Raritan Pharmaceuticals announced a voluntary recall of several homeopathic products due to the potential for variation in the content of belladonna extract.

Researchers ID Gene That May Up Acute Otitis Media Risk

October 11, 2016

A potential genetic link to a child's higher risk of acute otitis media has been identified, according to research published online in Nature Communications.

Study Evaluates Oxytocin as Potential Therapy for Tinnitus

September 26, 2016

Patients with tinnitus may find some immediate relief with nasally-administered oxytocin, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

FDA Fast Tracks Esketamine Gel for Acute Inner Ear Tinnitus

By July 18, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to Keyzilen (AM-101; Auris Medical) for the treatment of acute peripheral tinnitus following cochlear injury or otitis media in adults.

Hearing Aid Benefits May Extend to Dementia Prevention, Study Finds

May 02, 2016

New research suggests that hearing aids might help prevent or slow the development of dementia in elderly people with hearing loss.

Hearing Impairment Risks Increase With Type 2 Diabetes

April 28, 2016

Type 2 diabetes may raise the risk of hearing loss, according to a review published recently in Current Diabetes Reports.

Med Costs for Hearing Loss Patients Up 33% in 18 Months

April 08, 2016

Hearing loss is associated with higher medical costs for late middle-aged adults, according to a research letter published online April 7 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.