Otic Disorders Resource Center

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FDA Warns Against Unapproved Ear Drops

As part of the Unapproved Drugs Initiatives, the FDA announced it will take enforcement action against companies that manufacture and/or distribute unapproved prescription otic products labeled to relieve ear pain, infection, and inflammation.

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Tinnitus

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) can improve tinnitus severity.

Stroke Drug for Otitis Media?

A drug to treat stroke showed efficacy in treating middle-ear infections by suppressing mucus overproduction, improving bacterial clearance, and reducing hearing loss, researchers reported.

Antibiotic-Glucocorticoid Eardrops for Acute Otorrhea

For children with tympanostomy tubes who develop otorrhea, antibiotic-glucocorticoid eardrops are clinically superior and cost less than oral antibiotics or initial observation, according to a new study.

Xtoro Suspension Approved for Swimmer's Ear

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Xtoro (finafloxacin otic suspension; Alcon) for the treatment of acute otitis externa (also known as swimmer's ear) caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus.

Hearing Loss Rates in cCMV Infants

More than 10% of infants with congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) will suffer permanent hearing loss.

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Cleft Lip, Palate and Ear Tubes

Cleft lip and/or palate (CLP) does not appear to affect complication rates for ventilation tube (VT) placement among pediatric patients.

News

Potential Drug Therapy ID'ed to Boost Resilience to Tinnitus

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

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

An Alternative Treatment for Otitis Media With Effusion?

Procedure may be an alternative to antibiotics, drainage tubes

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