Miscellaneous Ear Disorders

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.

Otic Suspension of Ciprofloxacin (OTO-201) Tested in Pediatrics

March 18, 2016

Intraoperative administration of an otic suspension of ciprofloxacin (OTO-201) appears to be safe and effective for children requiring tympanostomy tube placement (TTP), according to research published online in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

Neuroprotective Qualities of Vit E Tested Against Cisplatin Ototoxicity

February 16, 2016

Vitamin E supplementation can reduce cisplatin (CDDP)-induced ototoxicity, according to a study published online in Head & Neck.

Hearing Impairment Linked to Mortality in Older Adults

September 25, 2015

For older adults with hearing impairment (HI), moderate or more severe impairment is associated with mortality in an age-adjusted model.

Potential Drug Therapy ID'ed to Boost Resilience to Tinnitus

By August 28, 2015

Researchers have discovered the molecular mechanisms responsible for the development of noise-induced tinnitus and possible drug therapy that may reduce the susceptibility to this condition based on their findings.

Inflammation Could Up Risk of Hearing Loss With Antibiotic

July 31, 2015

Inflammation from bacterial infections may increase susceptibility to aminoglycoside-linked hearing impairment by increasing the uptake of the antibiotic into the inner ear.

Is Shorter or Longer Valganciclovir Tx Better for Congenital CMV?

By March 30, 2015

Longer therapy with oral valganciclovir may modestly improve long-term developmental outcomes and hearing in neonates with symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease, reports a study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Added Bonus With Cochlear Implantation: Improved Cognition

March 13, 2015

Cochlear implants not only boost hearing in seniors with severe hearing loss, they might also enhance their emotional state and thinking abilities

Hearing Loss More Common Among HIV-Infected Patients

March 06, 2015

Otologic symptoms and hearing loss are more common among patients with HIV than uninfected controls, according to a new study.