Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot Unanimously Recommended for Emergency Use Authorization by U.S. FDA Advisory Committee
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., October 15, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) unanimously voted 19-0 to recommend Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a booster dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for adults aged 18 and older at least two months following initial vaccination with the single-shot vaccine. The vote was based on findings from two Company clinical trials, including the Phase 3 ENSEMBLE 2 study, which evaluated a booster dose of the Johnson &...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

What Is In That Ear?
Discussion The external auditory canal mainly derives from the ectoderm however it abuts other structures which arise from mesodermal or endodermal tissues. The lateral 1/3 is primarily cartilaginous with the inner 2/3rd being bony with the tympanic, temporal and mastoid bone forming various parts. The canal is lined with squamous epithelium and has various structures such as sebaceous glands, hair follicles and of course ceruminous glands. It is not surprising that this structure is subject to obstruction given its small size. Cerumen, hair and other cellular debris may become impacted if they are not regularly expelled f...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 11, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Announces Submission of Emergency Use Authorization Amendment to the U.S. FDA to Support Booster of its Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., October 05, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) announced it has submitted data to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to support use of a booster shot of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in individuals 18 years of age and older.The submission includes recent results from the Phase 3 ENSEMBLE 2 study that found a booster of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine given 56 days after the primary dose provided 94 percent protection against symptomatic (moderate to severe/critical) COVID-19 in the U.S. (CI, 58%-100%) and 100 percent protection (CI, 33%-100%) a...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

How can we soothe tinnitus for my sister who has dementia? DR ELLIE CANNON answers your questions
DR ELLIE CANNON: Anxiety and depression makes tinnitus (file photo) much worse, and it's common for people with dementia to suffer both. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Announces Real-World Evidence and Phase 3 Data Confirming Strong and Long-Lasting Protection of Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine in the U.S.
This study compared approximately 390,000 people who received the Company’s single-shot COVID-19 vaccine versus approximately 1.52 million unvaccinated people matched on age, sex, time, three-digit zip code, and comorbidities and predictors for COVID-19 infection severity.This study is a longitudinal cohort design, using robust propensity matching methods to create a comparator cohort to assess real-world VE. All analyses were performed using the Aetion Evidence Platform, which is a scientifically validated software that is also used by regulators, payers, and health technology assessment bodies to assess the safety,...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Self-reported auditory problems are associated with adverse mental health outcomes and alcohol misuse in the UK Armed Forces - Parker FNH, Fear NT, Stevelink SAM, Rafferty L.
PURPOSE: Auditory problems, such as hearing loss and tinnitus, have been associated with mental health problems and alcohol misuse in the UK general population and in the US Armed Forces; however, few studies have examined these associations within the UK ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Often not considered during expert opinion: patients after accidents or noise traumata - a patient-focused, complementary perspective - Schaaf H, Kastellis G, Hesse G.
Patients who have acquired tinnitus in the context of an accident, a noise trauma or other external influences have important distinctive features in treatment. Although their suffering was in general caused by external circumstances or other people and mo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

How Serious Is Pulsatile Tinnitus?
Title: How Serious Is Pulsatile Tinnitus?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 8/18/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/18/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - August 18, 2021 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Tinnitus symptoms: Can tinnitus make you go deaf? When to seek help
TINNITUS is a distressing disorder which presents itself in several ways. Sufferers have usually spent a long time in environments with high-volume sounds. But can tinnitus make you go deaf? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

European PRAC updated safety issues with Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine, EMA
PRAC has recommended including immune thrombocytopenia, dizziness and tinnitus as adverse reactions, and to re-classify'thrombocytopenia', currently an important potential risk, as an important identified risk. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Public Health Officials Can Learn from a New Long COVID Survey
Fifty percent of vaccine-hesitant Americans believe the message that “Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to prevent COVID-19 and its potential long-term complications”. Credit: UNICEF/Nahom Tesfaye By Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Jul 30 2021 (IPS) A new survey on public awareness of long COVID by ‘Resolve to Save Lives” showed that among the 40% of Americans who were not vaccinated, seeing testimonials of those who suffer from long COVID inspired nearly two-thirds to consider the vaccine. A representative sample of nearly 2,000 Americans 18 and older took the survey between May 21 and Ju...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor Tags: Global Headlines Health Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: What can I do about the music constantly playing in my head? 
Today's reader asks DR ELLIE CANNON about possible treatments for their tinnitus which can cause patients stress and interfere with their sleep patterns. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long Covid has more than 200 symptoms, study finds
Calls for national screening programme as symptoms revealed range from brain fog to tinnitusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe largest ever international study of people with long Covid has identified more than 200 symptoms and prompted researchers to call for a national screening programme.The study found the myriad symptoms of long Covid – from brain fog and hallucinations to tremors and tinnitus – spanned 10 of the body’s organ systems, and a third of the symptoms continued to affect patients for at least six months.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Science correspondent Tags: Long Covid Coronavirus Medical research Doctors Health policy Infectious diseases Heart disease Science Hospitals GPs UK news World news Source Type: news

British-led patient study finds over 200 symptoms of long COVID-19
Of the diverse range of symptoms, others included: visual hallucinations, tremors, itchy skin, changes to the menstrual cycle, sexual dysfunction, heart palpitations, bladder control issues, shingles, memory loss, blurred vision, diarrhoea, and tinnitus. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Traffic noise combined with mobile phone radiation: serious environmental risk to male reproductive system - Rahman MA, Ahmadi R, Gohari A, Eshghjoo S.
Of all forms of environmental pollutants, traffic noise is the most dominant and underhand natu- ral pollutant. It has been well documented that traffic noise exposure contributes to hearing loss, tinnitus, heart disease, stroke, anxiety, stress, depressio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

WTP thresholds and further economic studies for burden of tinnitus required
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Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - July 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Expert: Tinnitus, hearing loss not uncommon in COVID-19 patients
People with COVID-19 may experience hearing loss, either as a result of infection or due to treatments they are taking, hearing loss specialist Colleen Le Prell said during the Acoustical Society of America meeting. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Antidepressants and tinnitus
Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. A common problem, tinnitus affects about 15% to 20% of people. Tinnitus isn't a condition itself -- it's a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder. Tinnitus also can be caused by a number [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 26, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

'It's never quiet in my head' Phillip Schofield opens up on suffering with tinnitus
PHILLIP SCHOFIELD revealed how "it's never quiet" in his head; the co-host for This Morning hears sounds that aren't really there because of tinnitus. Are you one of six million people affected by the condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is the Most Effective Treatment for Tinnitus
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 6, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Chronic exposure to low levels of blast may be associated with neurotrauma
(Walter Reed Army Institute of Research) WRAIR scientists demonstrated that TBI biomarkers were elevated among law enforcement and military personnel, including those without a diagnosed brain injury or concussion, repeatedly exposed to low level blast. Repeated exposure have been linked to a series of reported symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, dizziness, memory difficulties, and tinnitus. Researchers hope these data are the first step to identifying objective biomarkers as clinically relevant diagnostic tools. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 4, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

At least 1,500 people complain that they developed ringing in the ears after their vaccine 
At least 1,500 people have so far complained to the MHRA, through its yellow-card system for reporting feared side-effects, that they have developed tinnitus, ringing in the ears, after their jab. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tinnitus helpline reports a surge in calls since start of the coronavirus pandemic
Scientists are concerned virus or medication used for treating Covid-19 is causing ear damageCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore people are complaining of developing tinnitus for the first time or have found their symptoms have worsened since the start of the pandemic, according to scientists and other leading experts who specialise in the condition.TheBritish Tinnitus Association (BTA) has reported a surge in the number of people accessing its services, with a 256% increase in the number of web chats from May to December 2020 compared with the same period in 2019. Calls to its helpline r...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Suzanne Bearne Tags: Coronavirus Long Covid National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Medical research Source Type: news

The Sleeping Beauties by Suzanne O ’Sullivan review – 21st century health mysteries
Sleeping sickness, strange behaviour and mass hysteria ... a neurologist makes sense of ‘psychosomatic’ illnessIn Sweden in recent years, hundreds of children of refugee families have fallen into coma-like states and not woken up again, sometimes for months or years. Dozens of people in three Nicaraguan communities have had tremors, convulsions, breathing difficulties and hallucinations that make them fight with superhuman strength and run into the jungle. Diplomats in Cuba, experiencing headaches, dizziness, tinnitus and fatigue, became convinced that they were victims of a new and terrifying sonic weapon. Old...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Katy Guest Tags: Health, mind and body books Culture Psychology Source Type: news

Covid hearing loss symptom: Can coronavirus cause hearing loss or tinnitus?
COVID causes a range of symptoms from fever to a change in sense of taste or smell... but does it also cause hearing loss? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can jab to the cheek help tinnitus?
An injection in the cheek with a local anaesthetic could banish tinnitus, the ringing in the ears that affects around six million people in the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are Recommendations for Using Portable Listening Devices?
In this study listening to audiobooks, movies, or playing videogames was less likely to exceed the threshold. However the use of PLDs has increased overtime, particularly with the need for online educational activities due the COVID-19 pandemic. Use of PLDs particularly in the setting of other ambient noise and the duration of the activities may have changed since this and other studies were published. Problems associated with increased noise aren’t just hearing loss but other aural problems including tinnitus, sound distortion, difficulty understanding speech, dizziness, and earache. Other “extra-auditive da...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 5, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Some Covid-19 Patients Say They ’re Left With Ringing Ears
Scientists are examining a possible link to tinnitus. A businessman ’s suicide has lent urgency to the research. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Segal Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Ears and Hearing Tinnitus Depression (Mental) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Texas Roadhouse Inc National Health Service Taylor, Kent (1955- ) Great Britain United States Source Type: news

Who Is Most Affected by Tinnitus?
Title: Who Is Most Affected by Tinnitus?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/4/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/23/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - March 23, 2021 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Texas Roadhouse CEO Kent Taylor Dies Amid COVID-19 Struggle
The 65-year-old suffered from debilitating symptoms related to COVID-19, including severe tinnitus, before taking his own life, his company said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas Roadhouse CEO Suicide: Post-Covid-19 Tinnitus Contributed
Kent Taylor, the 65-year-old CEO of Texas Roadhouse, lost his life to suicide. Post-Covid-19 tinnitus appeared to be a significant source of his distress. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Kent Taylor, Texas Roadhouse Founder and C.E.O., Dies at 65
Mr. Taylor died by suicide after suffering from post-Covid-19 symptoms, including severe tinnitus, the company said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bryan Pietsch Tags: Suicides and Suicide Attempts Texas Roadhouse Inc Kent Taylor Restaurants Louisville (Ky) Deaths (Obituaries) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Tinnitus Appointments and Executive Changes Source Type: news

Texas Roadhouse Founder Kent Taylor Dies By Suicide After Battle With Post-COVID Symptoms, Family Says
According to his family, Kent Taylor died by suicide after a battle with post-COVID related symptoms, including severe tinnitus, and his... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are the Main Causes of Tinnitus?
Title: What Are the Main Causes of Tinnitus?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/8/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/8/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - March 8, 2021 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

FDA Panel Greenlights First Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine, from Johnson & Johnson
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) vaccine advisory committee earlier today (Feb. 26) voted unanimously to recommend Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use authorization. While the FDA isn’t obligated to follow the committee’s advice, it generally does. At the end of a full day of review and discussion of the company’s shot, all 22 voting members of the committee agreed that the vaccine was safe and effective enough to be used by the public. It’s the third vaccine that the group of independent experts has recommended, following Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Covid: Warning millions could suffer tinnitus 'trauma'
Covid combined with lockdown anxiety is "rocket fuel for tinnitus", Hampshire expert says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New pill that may help improve age-related hearing loss by protecting delicate cells in inner ear
A new drug, known as SPI-1005, could help improve age-related hearing loss. Preliminary studies have shown that it may also ease tinnitus and Meniere's disease, a neurological condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Synchronization of brain hemispheres changes what we hear
(University of Zurich) Most of the time, our brain receives different input from each of our ears, but we nevertheless perceive speech as unified sounds. This process takes place through synchronization of the areas of the brain involved with the help of gamma waves, neurolinguists at the University of Zurich have now discovered. Their findings may lead to new treatment approaches for tinnitus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Is The Most Effective Treatment For Tinnitus?
Title: What Is The Most Effective Treatment For Tinnitus?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/4/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/4/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - February 4, 2021 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

What Are Potential Complications of Hearing Aids?
Discussion Hearing loss can range from profound deafness to fairly minor loss. The causes vary based on age, type of loss (sensorineuronal or conductive, about half of hearing loss in children has a genetic cause), 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. Hearing loss can affect the living and learning of children more than many people realize. “A child with a mild hearing loss can ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 1, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Hiccups, tinnitus and stammering are bizarre signs of Covid too, say doctors
A constant cough, high temperature, thumping headache and a sudden loss of smell or taste are all common symptoms. But what is clear is that Covid-19 can affect the body from head to toe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Do We Dream? A New Theory on How It Protects Our Brains
When he was two years old, Ben stopped seeing out of his left eye. His mother took him to the doctor and soon discovered he had retinal cancer in both eyes. After chemotherapy and radiation failed, surgeons removed both his eyes. For Ben, vision was gone forever. But by the time he was seven years old, he had devised a technique for decoding the world around him: he clicked with his mouth and listened for the returning echoes. This method enabled Ben to determine the locations of open doorways, people, parked cars, garbage cans, and so on. He was echolocating: bouncing his sound waves off objects in the environment and cat...
Source: TIME: Science - December 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: David Eagleman and Don Vaughn Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Preexisting Tinnitus May Be Exacerbated by COVID-19
MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2020 -- Preexisting tinnitus may be exacerbated by COVID-19, although more than half of patients experience no change in symptoms, according to a study published online Nov. 5 in Frontiers in Public Health. Eldré W. Beukes,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

If Your Ears Ring, Covid-19 Can Make It Worse
Tinnitus is the perception of sound when there is no objective sound being made, and can sound like a whoosh, a heartbeat, a high pitch, or like static. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Will.i.am health: The Voice UK judge can hear noises that aren't there due to tinnitus
WILL.i.am will be turning his chair around for performers on The Voice UK. Yet, the musician has admitted to having tinnitus - a condition that involves hearing noises that aren't really there. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID May Cause Tinnitus
Tinnitus, a common hearing problem, may be worsened by COVID-19 or possibly even triggered by the new coronavirus, new research indicates. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms: Is tinnitus a sign of long COVID? What a new study has revealed
CORONAVIRUS symptoms can affect pretty much every body part it's been found. The ears are just one of them and a condition known as tinnitus may be exacerbated by a COVID-19 infection. How? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID Can Make Your Ears Ring
FRIDAY, Nov. 6, 2020 -- Tinnitus, a common hearing problem, may be worsened by COVID-19 or possibly even triggered by the new coronavirus, new research indicates. Moreover, people with tinnitus are further struggling because of lifestyle changes... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 6, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Covid-19 can make tinnitus WORSE or even trigger a hearing problem 
Forty per cent of people in the Anglia Ruskin University study claimed that their tinnitus got worse at the same time that they suffered coronavirus symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 is making tinnitus worse -- new study
(Anglia Ruskin University) New research reveals that tinnitus, a common condition that causes the perception of noise in the ear and head, is being exacerbated by COVID-19.The study, which involved 3,103 participants from 48 countries, found that 40% of those displaying symptoms of COVID-19 simultaneously experience a worsening of their tinnitus. It also found that a large proportion of people believe their tinnitus is being made worse by social distancing measures introduced to help control the virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news