Noise-induced hearing loss

Ebselen as a ray of hope

Ebselen: A Ray of Hope for the World of Hearing Loss?

By Ralph D Thomas / July 6, 2021 / Comments Off on Ebselen: A Ray of Hope for the World of Hearing Loss?

Phase 3 drug trial – a cause for optimism? Every time that I read about a new drug going into clinical trials for the treatment of tinnitus or hearing loss, I tend to do a contained, internal Happy Dance.  Recently, I read that the FDA has allowed Sound Pharmaceuticals to proceed with a Phase 3 (human) trial…

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Noise induced hearing loss

Noise-induced Hearing Loss and Sound Danger Zones

By Ralph D Thomas / May 27, 2020 / Comments Off on Noise-induced Hearing Loss and Sound Danger Zones

By now, it is well known that repeated and prolonged exposures to excessively loud sound damage and age ears and hearing permanently and prematurely. This is called Noise-induced Hearing Loss. The damage is cumulative but it is preventable.  So, how loud is it? Many people are willing and eager to protect themselves from sound damage but they do…

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Why Noise-induced Hearing Loss Should be a Public Health Issue

By Ralph D Thomas / February 20, 2020 / Comments Off on Why Noise-induced Hearing Loss Should be a Public Health Issue

Permanent but preventable  Excessively loud sound prematurely ages the ears. It leads to Noise-induced Hearing Loss (NIHL), which is the second leading cause of hearing loss worldwide, right after aging. It is a major reason why younger and younger people are joining the ranks of those with hearing and communication challenges. The sad part is…

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