Otic Disorders

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.

Acute Otitis Media Treatments

July 28, 2017

Acute otitis media treatment chart including select antibiotics and recommended doses.

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

Increased Risk of Perforation with Certain Antibiotic Ear Drops

By March 31, 2017

Researchers found that in the study cohort of 96,595 children, those exposed to quinolone ear drops had an increased risk of perforation

Otic Preparations

March 30, 2017

Otic drug preparations treatment chart for infections, pain, or wax build-up in the ear.

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

New Guidelines on Managing Cerumen Impaction Available

By February 06, 2017

This is an update to the 2008 guidelines.

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

Ciprofloxacin + Fluocinolone More Effective for AOMT

December 28, 2016

More effective than ciprofloxacin or fluocinolone alone for acute otitis media w/tympanostomy tubes

Acute Otitis Media Outcomes Examined with Reduced- vs. Standard-Duration Antibiotics

By December 22, 2016

They measured the rates of clinical response on the basis of signs and symptomatic response, recurrence, nasopharyngeal colonization, and episode outcomes.

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.

Gel Shows Promise in Treating Otitis Media, May Minimize Antibiotic Reliance

September 15, 2016

A single application of an antibiotic gel into the ear might one day offer an easier way to treat bacterial otitis media, according to an experimental study published online September 14 in Science Translational Medicine.

Antibiotic/Steroid Combo Ear Drop Now Available

August 29, 2016

Laboratorios SALVAT S.A. and Arbor announced the launch of Otovel (ciprofloxacin and fluocinolone) otic solution, the first antibiotic and steroid combination ear drop available in sterile, preservative-free single-dose vials.

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.

Severe Hearing Loss Linked to Cisplatin-Based Chemotherapy

July 01, 2016

Severe to profound hearing loss seen in 18 percent of male germ cell tumor survivors

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.

Increased Vaccinations, Breastfeeding Linked to Less Ear Infections in Babies

By March 28, 2016

In a recent study published in Pediatrics, researchers suggested that increased breastfeeding, vaccine administration, and lower rates of smoking may be major factors in the reduced rate of ear infections in babies.

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.

Otiprio OK'd for Use in Children Undergoing Tympanostomy Tube Surgeries

By January 04, 2016

Otiprio otic suspension is physician-administered following suctioning of the middle ear effusion.