Imagine you’re trying to enjoy a moment of silence, but it’s interrupted by a relentless ringing noise. What if this happened all day, every day? That’s persistent tinnitus, and as an audiologist, I see the impact of this condition every day.
Researchers in the US have identified molecules in the inner ear that are involved in the damage that loud noise causes to hearing. Blocking their activity protected against this damage when mice were exposed to loud noise. These findings could form the basis of new treatments to protect people’s hearing from noise.
A clinical study team are looking for volunteers to test their new investigational drug, OTO-104, for vertigo episodes in Ménière’s disease.
Last month, we invited our PhD students and our early-career Fellows to visit our head office in Highbury, to find out more about the work we do, to meet each other and to meet our staff. Marta Narkiewicz, from our research team, tells us more about the day.
Vicky Thurston works for the Information Line here at Action on Hearing Loss. After starting at the charity as a six week temp, she has now worked here for the last 6 years. In this blog post, Vicky tells us how all about the information line and how important it can be to those calling in.
We're really proud of everyone who's a part of Action on Hearing Loss, and hope you'll feel inspired to become a part of our community.
We campaign for changes that make life better for people who are confronting deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss.