Ear, Nose and Throat Hearing / Deafness

New drug ‘could save the hearing of millions’

The researchers behind a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine note that inhibiting an enzyme known as cyclin-dependent kinase 2 could potentially save the hearing of millions of people. Researchers suggest that the drug kenpaullone may help to prevent hearing loss. In the study, inhibiting cyclin-dependent kinase 2 (CDK2) was found to […]

Hearing / Deafness

Five ways to make ringing stop after a concert

Long exposure to loud noises, such as attending a concert with no ear protection, can damage the delicate structures within the ear. This can cause a ringing in the ears, known as tinnitus. Tinnitus can be bothersome, as the sound can make hearing difficult and interrupt daily life. Tinnitus after a concert is usually temporary […]

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Pulsatile tinnitus: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Tinnitus is the sensation of hearing sounds from inside, rather than outside, the body. One characteristic sound is a “ringing in the ears,” which can describe buzzing, humming, grinding, hissing, or whistling. Some people hear sounds similar to music or singing. Pulsatile tinnitus is characterized by hearing noises that beat in time with your pulse. […]

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Tinnitus could be worsened by antidepressant use

People with tinnitus may experience a worsening of the condition if they are being treated with selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitors, a common class of antidepressants. Researchers say that using SSRIs could make tinnitus worse. This is the conclusion of a new study recently published in the journal Cell Reports. Tinnitus is the intermittent […]