Otic Disorders

Workplace Noise Exposure Affects Cardiovascular Risk Factors

April 12, 2018

High BP, elevated cholesterol, hearing problems more common among workers exposed to loud noise

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.

Otiprio Approved for the Treatment of Acute Otitis Externa

By March 02, 2018

Otiprio is a sterile, preservative-free, otic suspension that is administered as a single-dose to the external ear canal of each affected ear by a healthcare professional.

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.

Acute Otitis Media Diagnosis and Management

January 02, 2018

Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of acute otitis media in pediatric patients.

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.

Acute Otitis Media Treatments

July 28, 2017

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

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

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