Cedars-Sinai-backed tinnitus app gets FDA clearance

Otoharmonics, a startup out of the Baker Group supported by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, has received FDA 510(k) clearance for an iPad or iPod Touch application that treats a medical condition called tinnitus. Technology behind the Levo system, originally developed at Cedars-Sinai, uses sound therapy to train the brain to ignore the ringing sounds caused by tinnitus. […]
Source: mobihealthnews - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Cedars-Sinai Medical Center hearing disorders iPad iPod Touch neurological disorders Otoharmonics The Baker Group the Levo system tinnitus Source Type: news

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Objective: To investigate the clinical characteristics, etiology, treatment outcomes, and prognostic factors of sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) in children to guide the clinical diagnosis and treatment of SSNHL in the pediatric population. Study Design: Retrospective case review. Setting: Tertiary referral center. Patients: Patients diagnosed with SSNHL from November 2011 to December 2017 with relatively complete clinical data. Intervention: Diagnosis and systemic treatment of SSNHL. Main Outcome Measures: Patients’ clinical characteristics, etiology, laboratory tests, imaging, pure-tone au...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS AND TINNITUS Source Type: research
Conclusions: Surgical sealing of both windows in suspected barotraumatic PLF is an effective treatment to improve hearing and subjective dizziness.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS AND TINNITUS Source Type: research
Objectives: To determine whether long term (>48 months) symptomatic vertigo control is sustained in patients with Menière's disease from a previous comparative trial of intratympanic methylprednisolone versus gentamicin, and if the two treatments remain nonsignificantly different at long-term follow-up. Study Design: Mail survey recording vertigo frequency in the previous one and six months, further intratympanic treatment received, and validated symptom questionnaires. Setting: Outpatient hospital clinic setting. Patients: Adult patients with definite unilateral refractory Menière's disease, wh...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: VESTIBULAR DISORDERS Source Type: research
This contribution focuses on the relationship between stress and tinnitus. While the causal and directional pathways between these constructs continue to remain unclear, this paper uses an allostasis-based framework to discuss associations between physiological stress responses, individuals’ idiosyncratic experiences of the tinnitus percept, and psychological treatment approaches.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2016 ANNUAL MEETING OF THE GERMAN AUDIOLOGY & NEUROTOLOGY GROUP (ADANO) IN BERLIN Source Type: research
Conclusions: Tinnitus was associated with a wide range of conditions, in particular disorders of the ear.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: AUDIOLOGY Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 March 2019Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Daniel C. O'Brien, Aaron D. Robinson, Nancy Wang, Rodney DiazAbstractObjectiveTo assess the efficacy of transdermal lidocaine as a treatment for chronic subjective tinnitus as measured by the Tinnitus Functional Index (TFI).Study designPilot, prospective efficacy trial.SettingTertiary care hospital.PatientsMen and women, over the age of 18 with chronic subjective tinnitus for>6 months.InterventionDaily application of commercially available transdermal lidocaine patch.Outcome measureChange in the TFI.ResultsThe average ...
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 March 2019Source: NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Hannah Brotherton, Charlotte Turtle, Christopher J. Plack, Kevin J. Munro, Roland SchaetteAbstractThe occurrence of tinnitus is associated with hearing loss and neuroplastic changes in the brain, but disentangling correlation and causation has remained difficult in both human and animal studies. Here we use earplugs to cause a period of monaural deprivation to induce a temporary, fully reversible tinnitus sensation, to test whether differences in subcortical changes in neural response gain, as reflected through changes in acoustic reflex thresho...
Source: Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 March 2019Source: NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Larry E. Roberts, Richard Salvi
Source: Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
ConclusionWe detected that the total oxidant status, oxidative stress index and serum prolidase enzyme activity levels were higher in patients with tinnitus when compared to the healthy controls. This finding suggests that oxidative stress index and serum prolidase enzyme activity may play a role in the etiopathogenesis of tinnitus.ResumoIntroduçãoO zumbido é definido como a percepção de um som na cabeça na ausência de sons externos. A causa do zumbido ainda é desconhecida.ObjetivoNosso objetivo foi comparar os níveis séricos do estado oxidante total, est...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Noise trauma initially results in hair cell damage. After recovery, hearing loss may persist, which can be due to synaptic lesions in the first neuron. An adequate testbattery has to be developped. PMID: 30874853 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: HNO - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research
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