Category: Inside Hearing

Inside Hearing


Starkey CTO Achin Bhowmik Named IEEE Fellow

Bhowmik is responsible for Starkey’s technology strategy, global research, product development, and engineering departments. Since joining Starkey in 2017, he has led the organization’s efforts to transform hearing aids into multifunctional health devices with advanced sensors and artificial intelligence technologies.

Inside Hearing


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.



ASHA Appoints A. Lynn Williams as 2021 President

In her term, Williams will work to advance the objectives of ASHA and its more than 211,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students in communication sciences and disorders.

Legislation, Regulation


Purifying Gentamicin Could Reduce Hearing Loss Risk

Gentamicin is used in US hospitals to treat a variety of bacterial infections, including infections in newborns and in other susceptible patients, such as those with cystic fibrosis. Yet researchers estimate that up to 20% of patients who are treated with it experience some degree of irreversible hearing loss.