Noise Risk

Drug identified to treat or prevent hearing loss

Scientists have found a cancer treatment drug for humans, dabrafenib, helps treat hearing loss in mice. It seems to work for cisplatin chemotherapy and noise-induced hearing loss. This is good news. But noise-induced hearing loss is more than decreased hearing thresholds from inner ear or cochlear damage. Harmful noise >70 dB snaps connections or synapses …

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Personal Listening Case Scenario in American Family Physician Journal

I was honoured to co-author this case scenario with Dr. Daniel Fink of The Quiet Coalition. The clinical topic is on making recommendations to patients on how to lower personal listening noise exposure. The goal is preventing hearing system damage in upcoming generations of personal listening users including children, teens, and young adults. Noise-induced hearing …

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