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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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BIHIMA Survey Finds 1 in 6 UK Adults Have Hearing Loss

In a recent survey of 2,000 UK adults, commissioned by the British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA) and announced on its website, 16% of respondents self-reported suffering from hearing loss, with men being nearly twice as likely to suffer as women: 1 in 5 men reported suffering from hearing loss compared to 1 in 10 women.

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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.