Eosera, Inc, a Fort Worth, TX-based biotechnology startup company specializing in ear care products, announced that it will be expanding its offering to nursing home facilities across the nation, primarily through key partnerships.
“Hearing loss is indeed common among the elderly, but it is also largely avoidable in many cases,” said Elyse Dickerson, co-founder and CEO of Eosera, Inc. “Often, it is a direct result of severe earwax impaction, resulting from failure to keep the ears clean. In our ongoing conversations with healthcare professionals, we have identified this population as one that truly and urgently needs an effective solution to alleviate the discomfort related to earwax impaction, and they need it on premises.”
According to the 2017 ENT Clinical Practice guidelines, excessive or impacted cerumen (earwax) is present in 1 in 10 children, 1 in 20 adults, and more than half of the geriatric and developmentally delayed populations.
To help support this demographic, Eosera recently formed a partnership with VitalMedix, Inc, which sells health care supplies to nursing homes and long-term care hospitals. By December, nursing homes and long-term care facilities around the nation will be able to purchase Earwax MD directly from VitalMedix to use in their offices.
“Nursing home residents have a difficult time going to the doctor or audiologist,” said Jeff Gurley, CEO and founder of VitalMedix. “In most cases, they rely on caregivers and healthcare professionals to come to them to conduct health screenings and general ear cleaning, including earwax removal. Current consumer products for earwax removal have not been working adequately to dissolve wax. We are delighted to have found Earwax MD and have determined it to be the most valuable product on the market today for ear cleaning.”
Source: Eosera, Inc; VitalMedix, Inc