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From Vertigo to Tinnitus, Ear Ailments Are New Focus for Drugs

In search of an alternative to hearing aids or implants, some report success in early trials for drugs to improve hearing or silence tinnitus.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Clinical Trials Ears and Hearing Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Roche Holding AG Tinnitus Avalon Ventures Limited GlaxoSmithKline PLC Pfizer Inc Novartis AG Source Type: news

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Conclusion: We demonstrate that hearing threshold levels can be estimated from ear-EEG recordings made from electrodes placed in one ear. Significance: Objective hearing threshold estimation based on ear-EEG can be integrated into hearing aids, thereby allowing hearing assessment to be performed by the hearing instrument on a regular basis.
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