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Whisper: A New Subscription Hearing Aid with Big Brains for Hearing Care

Whisper may have a quiet name, but it could reverberate loudly in the hearing healthcare industry. Launched by an impressive group of AI, Silicon Valley, and hearing care executives, Whisper features an external brain for the dedicated processing of sound, a subscription-based system, and regular software-based upgrades for consumers.

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Study Shows Hair Cell Regrowth with New Drug

A new approach, published in “Cell Reports,” to regenerate inner ear sensory hair cells is said to lay the groundwork for treating chronic noise-induced hearing loss by the company, Frequency Therapeutics, and its co-founders who are drawing on research from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Harvard Medical School, Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary, and MIT. The program is expected to progress to into human clinical trials within the next 18 months.

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IU Cancer Center Researcher Awarded $5.7 Million Grant to Study Chemo-Induced Hearing Loss

Nearly 6 million patients globally are diagnosed with a cancer each year in which first-line therapy potentially includes highly toxic, platinum-based chemotherapies. While the treatment may lead to hearing loss, ringing in the ears, numbness in hands and feet, and other side effects, it is the only proven cure for the vast majority of testicular cancer patients.

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Arizona Attorney General Issues Warning to Consumers About OTC Hearing Aids

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has issued an announcement on his website cautioning consumers to watch out for “misleading sales tactics from companies selling over-the-counter hearing amplifiers.” Over the past year, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) said it has received approximately 140 complaints about over-the-counter hearing aids.