Category: Inside Hearing

Inside Hearing

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Researchers Identify New Genes Linked with Hearing Loss

The findings, published in the “American Journal of Human Genetics,” cast doubt on the understanding that age-related hearing impairment originates mainly from sensory hair cells and propose the stria vascularis, a part of the cochlea in the ear, as a new target for treatments to help people with hearing loss.

Industry News

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Organizations

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CSD Launches ASL-Based COVID-19 Hotline in Austin, TX

This hotline gives the approximately 4 million Texans who are deaf or hard of hearing access to the latest coronavirus health information and guidelines in their native language, ASL. The hotline is available online at CSD's Austin COVID Information website or through videophone.

Legislation, Regulation

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Eargo, DOJ Reach Settlement on Reimbursement Investigation

In line with the Company’s priority to regain insurance coverage of Eargo for government employees under the FEHB program, the Company is focused on enhancing its compliance and risk management processes with respect to its operations in the healthcare industry and hiring additional qualified personnel and specialized consulting resources before submitting any further claims.

Research

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Researchers Find Master Gene Programming Hair Cells

Hearing loss due to aging, noise, and certain cancer therapy drugs and antibiotics has been irreversible because scientists have not been able to reprogram existing cells to develop into the outer and inner ear sensory cells — essential for hearing — once they die. But Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a single master gene that programs ear hair cells into either outer or inner ones, overcoming a major hurdle that had prevented the development of these cells to restore hearing, according to new research published in “Nature.”

Events

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Frequency Therapeutics to Provide Conference Sponsorship

Frequency Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: FREQ), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on harnessing the body’s innate biology to repair or reverse damage caused by a broad range of degenerative diseases, announced that it will provide student conference sponsorship for a second year to the Future of Hearing Healthcare Conference, which will allow up to 75 audiology graduate students to attend the event at no cost.