Tag: ENT

Cochlear Implant Turned-On Remotely to Give Child Hearing

All sorts of medical procedures have to wait to be performed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Since some procedures are done in several steps, often separated by weeks or months, there are patients out there that cannot complete the next steps of their therapies. Cochlear implants, which stimulate the auditory nerve to produce hearing [&hellip (Read more...)

Olympus High End EVIS X1 Endoscopy System Unveiled

Olympus is unveiling its new top-of-the-line endoscopy system, the EVIS X1. The company hopes that the new features offered on-board the EVIS X1 will help with the diagnosis and management of a variety of GI disorders and bronchial conditions. The system sports a number of advancements, including Extended Depth of Field (EDOF), Red Dichromatic Imag (Read more...)

Clear Face Masks for The Deaf and Hard of Hearing

There are hundreds of groups around the world making face masks as fast as they can to help slow the spread of COVID-19. While face masks can help to block particulates from entering the nose and mouth, they also make it impossible to see the mouth moving when the wearer is talking. This is actually […]

Tivic Wins EU Clearance for ClearUP Sinus Relief Device

San Francisco-based Tivic Health announced that the company has received CE Mark approval in Europe for ClearUP Sinus Pain Relief, a small handheld device that can temporarily relieve allergy-related sinus pain, pressure, and congestion. ClearUP is a small handheld device that delivers a proprietary microcurrent waveform that stimulates s (Read more...)

TOMi Scope Finally Lets Doctors See Fluid in Middle Ear

The FDA has just cleared the first device that allows for imaging of fluid within the middle ear, even when there’s a substantial amount of wax. The TOMi Scope from PhotoniCare, a company based in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, relies on optical coherence tomography, an imaging technique that produces 3D representations of translucent tissues, t (Read more...)

TULA System for Awake Ear Tube Placement FDA Approved

Ear infections are notoriously common in children, but the usual treatment is relatively straightforward. An incision is made in the ear drum (myringotomy) and tympanostomy tubes are placed to drain out the liquid that has built-up within. However, because children are involved, pain is a major limitation and it is very difficult to get the [&helli (Read more...)

Osia, a New Type of Implantable Hearing Solution by Cochlear, Secures FDA Clearance: Interview

Earlier this month, Cochlear received FDA clearance for the Osia 2 System, the first active osseointegrated steady-state implant (OSI). The Osia System represents a new type of bone conducting hearing solution that uses digital piezoelectric stimulation to transmit sound vibration directly to the inner ear. While present in other auditory equipment (Read more...)

Neuromodulation for Tinnitus Relief: Interview with Neuromod Devices CEO Dr. Ross O’Neill

Our nervous system plays a central role in how we sense things in our environment, and modulating the signals that pass through our nerves can manipulate our brain in various ways. Neuromodulation is commonly used for pain relief and is being researched to help restore movement, sight, hearing, and cognitive function for those who are […]

Epica SeeFactorCT3 Multi-Modality System Wins FDA Clearance

Epica, a company based in San Clemente, California, won FDA clearance for its SeeFactorCT3 system that combines computed tomography (CT), fluoroscopy, and digitial radiography (DR) into a single device. It is intended for use in diagnostic, interventional, and intraoperative procedures mostly involving the head, neck, and extremities. As such, it i (Read more...)

Galen Microsurgery System Eliminates Hand Tremor

Galen Robotics, a company based in Baltimore, Maryland, has been working on incorporating robotics and microsurgery. Microsurgery requires a steady hand and a great deal of patience, something that robots can be pretty good at. By creating an innovative interface between the surgeon’s hands and a specially designed robot, Galen’s techno (Read more...)

Ultrasound Otoscope to Help Diagnose Middle Ear Infections

Diagnosing infections of the middle ear is prone to a great deal of subjectivity. Antibiotics being the typical treatment option, way too many patients are treated who are actually not infected. This can result in the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and a host of other problems. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Micr (Read more...)