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This Month in Hearing Loss News

Thursday, May 10, 2018 9:35:10 AM Australia/Melbourne

This Month in Hearing Loss NewsThere’s a lot going on in the audiology industry. It’s a booming space that the Hearlink team is passionate about and for good reason. With advances in modern medicine and technology, we’re uncovering more and more amazing research that can help us mitigate hearing loss. Conversely, the growing amount of available research shows us that we’re also seeing more and more challenges, more and more varied conditions that impact our customers and patients in very different ways. Because of this, it’s especially important for the Hearlink blog to educate our community. When we arm you with the right knowledge and know-how, you’re set up for success in the journey of your health. While most of the time our posts focus on a specific story or update, we thought it would be valuable to add a new monthly feature – a quick snapshot of what you need to know now. It will include the latest and greatest of the Worldwide Web and hopefully educate you about what’s going on in the world of hearing loss. If you have questions or would like to see different topics, please let us know!

 

Huey Lewis Opens Up About His Sudden Hearing Loss

 

Huey Lewis was one of the greatest hitmakers of the 1980s and now fears that he may never be able to sing again. He even needed to cancel his upcoming tour, due to sudden hearing loss. Lewis has been diagnosed with Meniere’s disease which impacts the inner ear. Aged 67, Lewis will now have to contend with vertigo, ringing in both of his ears and hearing loss which will progress more and more over time. You can read more about this here.

 

EMA Gives Go-Ahead to New Auris Trial for Hearing Loss Drug

 

Thanks to the European Medicines Agency, Auris Medical’s design for a new hearing loss treatment – AM-111 – has been approved. This drug failed clinical studies just last year, but with updates and changes, this new drug could help those with acute hearing loss. You can read more about this here.

 

Booze, Drugs, Skipping Earplugs Linked to Hearing Loss at Concerts

 

This is an important cautionary tale and one that bears repeating on a regular basis. We’re talking about temporary hearing loss and a small Dutch experiment is able to reiterate that it’s much more likely in concert-attendees who drink, use drugs and avoid earplugs. This research was focused on an outdoor music festival in Amsterdam, where half of the attendees used earplugs. Each participant excepting two drank throughout the show, and 22% took advantage of drugs. You can learn more about this here.

 

Dementia warning - Mid-Life Anxiety Linked to Later Life Brain Decline Disease

 

This article focuses on a study coming out of the UK, where almost a million people are affected by dementia. Everyone impacted is also contending with hearing loss, as well as anxiety and a host of other symptoms. Hopefully with new research like this, the signs can be identified earlier and we can reduce that number promptly. You can learn more about this here.

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