Month: May 2006

Expert Panel Issues Guidelines for Treating Swimmer

New guidelines have been issued by an expert panel from the fields of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, pediatrics, family medicine, infectious disease, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and medical informatics on providing evidence-based recommendations for the management of acute otitis externa (AOE), more commonly known as swimmer’s ear.

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Consumer Press Coverage More Positive About Hearing Aids

The tide of hearing aid press coverage is turning positive. Following on the heels of the March/April issue of AARP Magazine which featured the positive article “Now Hear This,” three major national features and an array of local press items have noted the new technologies, the “cool” appearance, and the high consumer satisfaction rates with today’s hearing aids.

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Study Reveals More About Regenerating Ear

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston, reported that they successfully created a mouse model that allows them to build on earlier findings about the effect of deactivating retinoblastoma (Rb) protein that controls the growth and division of the inner ear’s hair cells, which convert sound vibrations to nerve impulses.

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