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Clearwater Clinical raises $6m Series A for Shoebox table audiometer
Clearwater Clinical said today that it raised a $6 million Series A round for its Shoebox tablet-based audiometer, taking its total raise to nearly $10 million. The round was led by Toronto’s Whitecap Venture Partners, with participation from BDC Capital Healthcare Venture Fund. Clearwater said it plans to work closely with Whitecap on product development, go-to-market programs and “future financing strategy.” The Ottawa-based company said it’s raised $9.5 million so far. The proceeds are earmarked for scaling the Shoebox business, which Clearwater claims is the 1st “clinically validated&...
Source: Mass Device - January 12, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat BDC Capital Healthcare Fund Clearwater Clinical Hearing Venture Capital/Private Equity Whitecap Venture Partners Source Type: news

Audiometrics of Hearing Loss and Tinnitus After Cisplatin Audiometrics of Hearing Loss and Tinnitus After Cisplatin
New research finds that almost 20% of patients given cisplatin have severe hearing loss. What dose is associated with the greatest risk?Journal of Clinical Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Boost for Drug Resistant TB Patients
[The Herald] Government yesterday received eight ambulances, an audiometric machine and a digital X-ray machine from Global Fund to boost efforts in curbing the spread of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (DRTB). (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 9, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Could a hearing test help diagnose autism in babies?
Conclusion Autism is a developmental disorder that affects behaviour and social communication. It's usually diagnosed in children aged around two to four years old. We know there's a link between the condition and the ability to hear and process sounds – for example, some children with autism are very sensitive to sounds, while others don't respond to them at all. However, hearing problems seem to be part of autism, rather than a cause of it. This study doesn't mean, for example, that deaf people have autism. This study is interesting because it found a particular part of the ear, the cochlear, produces differ...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

FDA Clears First At-Home Hearing Test, Pushes For Hearing Aid Innovation
The FDA has cleared an at-home test for hearing loss designed and produced by California-based iHear Medical. The device meets standards outlined by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) standard practice of audiometry and is the first of its kind approved for over-the-counter sale. It is part of a national effort to improve access to basic hearing assessment and hearing aids. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - January 8, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

South Africa: New Technology to Help Diagnose Hearing Disability
[News24Wire] Software developed by University of Pretoria researchers could bring cheaper hearing tests to South Africa's rural areas. The hearScreen technology, which has been patented and is in the process of being licensed, can turn any smartphone into an audiometer to test people's hearing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Small study: Audiology app, AudCal, pegs impairments on par with traditional hearing tests
An audiology app for iPhones and iPads, called AudCal, is accurate and correlated with a standard audiogram, according to a study of 110 adults published in Acta Oto-Laryngologica. The study was conducted by researchers affiliated with various hospitals and universities in Spain. According to the researchers, hearing impairment is the most frequent sensory deficit in humans. It affects more […] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 9, 2015 Category: Information Technology Authors: Aditi Pai Tags: Provider Uncategorized AudCal audiogram audiology app audiometer audiometrics iPhone-based hearing test smartphone-based hearing test Source Type: news

Tinnitus is perception of sound where there is none: what to do?
Tinnitus is perception of sound where there is noneTinnitus, a common symptom, is defined as the perception of noise in the absence of an acoustic stimulus outside of the body. In 2011, British newspapers reported that a rock fan committed suicide to relieve tinnitus that he had for 3 months after a supergroup's gig. Tinnitus is characterized as perception of sound where there is none. The Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine published a review on Tinnitus: Patients do not have to ‘just live with it’ and Tinnitus relief: Suggestions for patients.From NHS YouTube channel:Causes of tinnitus- idiopathic- sensorine...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - February 10, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: noreply at blogger.com (Ves Dimov, M.D.) Tags: ENT Lancet Source Type: news

How Long After Neonatal Meningitis Should An Infant Have a Hearing Screening?
Discussion Hearing loss can range from profound deafness to fairly minor loss. The causes vary based on age, type of loss (sensoryneuronal or conductive), degree and audiometric configuration. Sensorineuronal hearing loss involves the cochlea and neural connections to the brain and auditory cortex. Conductive hearing loss involves structures from the external ear to the oval window. Deafness is defined as a hearing loss> 90 dB. A differential diagnosis of hearing loss can be found here. Learning Point After bacterial meningitis children should be screened for potential hearing loss. Data supports that screening in the h...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 28, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How Long After Neonatal Meningitis Should An Infant Have a Hearing Screening?
Discussion Hearing loss can range from profound deafness to fairly minor loss. The causes vary based on age, type of loss (sensoryneuronal or conductive), degree and audiometric configuration. Sensorineuronal hearing loss involves the cochlea and neural connections to the brain and auditory cortex. Conductive hearing loss involves structures from the external ear to the oval window. Deafness is defined as a hearing loss> 90 dB. A differential diagnosis of hearing loss can be found here. Learning Point After bacterial meningitis children should be screened for potential hearing loss. Data supports that screening in the h...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 28, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news