Otolaryngology Career and Resource Center

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New drug delivery method may repair hearing loss

Source: USC News

Researchers from the University of Southern California and Harvard have developed a new drug delivery method that may repair hearing damage that 17 percent of adults in the nation suffer. The method regenerates synapses that in turn help repair damaged hair cells and neurons. These hair cells and neurons are essential to hearing. Research was conducted in petri dishes on animal cells so they will now move forward to test the method on living animals.

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Ear infections still causing meningitis and neurological complications

Source: EurekAlert

Otolaryngologists from Loyola Medicine are reminding ENT physicians that while uncommon, ear infections are still causing complications like hearing loss, facial paralysis, meningitis and other neurological complications. 1 in 2,000 children in the developed world will experience secondary complications from ear infections every year. While antibiotics usually clear up ear infections, otolaryngologists need to be vigilant and remember that other neurological complications can develop.

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