The Ventriloquist Effect: How Hearing and Visual Cues May Work Together

There is no doubt that the human body is a complicated machine that we are only just beginning to understand. Its different systems work together in ways we can’t yet even imagine to think, move, feel and more. Ever-curious and intrepid scientists continue to question what we know and unravel the mysteries of the human… Continue reading The Ventriloquist Effect: How Hearing and Visual Cues May Work Together

Investigational Hearing Protection Drug Given FDA Clearance for Human Testing

Oricula Therapeutics, a Seattle-based biotech, has received FDA clearance to begin volunteer human testing for their investigational drug ORC-13661. ORC-13661 is being studied for its potential to preserve hearing by protecting the ear hair cells of patients taking antibiotics known to cause hearing damage. The human testing will evaluate the safety, tolerability, and the movement… Continue reading Investigational Hearing Protection Drug Given FDA Clearance for Human Testing

All About Hereditary Hearing Loss

There are several ways that genetics can play a role in hearing loss.  Hearing loss or deafness can be experienced from birth, genetic mutations can make certain people more susceptible to age and noise-related hearing loss, and someone can inherit a gene mutation that does not manifest with them but may result in hearing loss… Continue reading All About Hereditary Hearing Loss