2018 News Clips

Ba-Boom! There Goes Your Hearing
August, 2018 (Scientific American)
Outside comments from Dr. Sharon Kujawa on new research findings for noise-induced hearing loss.

A daredevil researcher’s latest quest: to restore sight lost to glaucoma using virtual reality
July 2, 2018 (STAT)
Dr. Lotfi Merabet comments on new developments in virtual reality technology and glaucoma research.

Ear wax is actually really important—here’s why you need to leave it alone
June, 25 2018 (INSIDER)
Dr. Noah Siegel explains why ear wax keeps your ears healthy.

Watch Surgery Ship on National Geographic
June 24, 2018 (National Geographic)
Documentary following Dr. Mark Shrime providing care to patients around the world with Mercy Ships.

A Laser Pointer Burned a Hole in a 9-Year-Old Boy’s Eye, Doctors Say
June 22, 2018 (TIME)
Dr. John Miller provides outside comments on this story, with a recommendation to keep kids away from laser pointers.

The Right Types of Headphones to Help Prevent Hearing Loss
June 22, 2018 (Consumer Reports)
Dr. Kevin Franck weighs in on the safest headphones on the market.

Portable music players tied to hearing loss in kids
June 21, 2018 (Reuters)
Outside comments from Dr. Kevin Franck on a research study that showed that portable music players contribute to hearing loss in children.

How Tuning Into Your Five Senses Can Transform Your Run Experience
June 15, 2018 (Runner’s World)
Tips from Dr. Ahmad Sedaghat on how to use smell and taste to enhance your running experience.

7 Ways To Stop Coughing if You’re Sick and Your Throat is Itchy
June 11, 2018 (Men's Health)
Tips from Dr. Noah Siegel on different ways to remedy a lingering cough.

Affording Miracles: As Biotech Victories In Gene Therapy Excite, Costs Spur Quest For New Ways To Pay
June 7, 2018 (WBUR)
Teen patient can now see three times better as a result of a gene therapy treatment. The medical community questions how patients will pay for future treatments.

Preventable deaths from lack of quality care cost trillions each year
June 5, 2018 (Becker's Healthcare)
Coverage of research conducted by Dr. Blake Alkire on the global estimated economic cost of deaths yearly due to inadequate healthcare.

Indoor cycling can be great for your heart – and toxic for your ears
June 1, 2018 (Vox)
Coverage of a research study conducted by Dr. Elliott Kozin and Dr. Aaron Remenschneider on the effects of loud music during spin classes on hearing health.

The Ears Have It
June, 2018 (Harvard Men’s Health Watch)
Dr. Stephen Hill comments on this story with a reminder to get your ears checked if you notice any recent changes.

5 For Good: Mass. Eye and Ear patient travels back to Boston to say thank you
May 22, 2018 (WVCB-TV Online)
Blinded in a horrific accident at work, a patient traveled to Boston to share his journey to regaining his vision at Mass. Eye and Ear’s annual Founders’ Day celebration.

Glaucoma test on horizon to prevent most common cause of blindness
May 21, 2018 (The Telegraph)
Coverage of research conducted by Dr. Janey Wiggs that may lead to genetic-based screening for glaucoma to determine who is susceptible as early as childhood, so treatment could be given before any damage occurs.

After nerve-wracking eye surgery, the world comes into focus for early gene therapy recipient
May 17, 2018 (STAT News)
Story on a Mass. Eye and Ear patient with hereditary vision loss whose vision has improved significantly two months after receiving gene therapy for his condition.

An Audiologist Explains Why You Hear ‘Yanny’ or ‘Laurel’ – Or Both
May 16, 2018 (TIME)
Comments from Dr. Kevin Franck, Director of Audiology at Mass. Eye and Ear, on why some people may hear one or the other.

Video: What Do You Hear? Yanny or Laurel?
May 16, 2018 (WBZ-TV/CBS Boston)
Dr. Kevin Franck comments on why some may hear this four second audio clip differently than others.

Some science behind why you heard Laurel or Yanny (or both)
May 16, 2018 (Boston Globe)
Dr. Kevin Franck explains why everyone on the internet can’t stop asking why they hear “Laurel” or “Yanny.”

Teen seeing a big difference after landmark gene surgery
May 16, 2018 (Boston Herald)
Story on a Mass. Eye and Ear patient with hereditary vision loss whose vision has improved significantly two months after receiving gene therapy for his condition.

Hearing Aid Sticker Shock? Here’s Why Millions Of Americans Can’t Afford To Hear Better
May 15, 2018 (NPR)
Dr. Kevin Franck, Director of Audiology at Mass. Eye and Ear, spoke with NPR’s “Here and Now” about barriers in access to hearing aids.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Exercise Outside If I Have Allergies?
May 1, 2018 (Boston Magazine)
Q&A with Dr. Stacey Gray on how to enjoy the outdoors with severe allergies.

Straight talk about your voice
May, 2018 (Harvard Health)
Article on how our voice can change as we age, with comments from Barbara Wilson Arboleda, a speech-language pathologist at Mass. Eye and Ear.

Final Runners Finish Boston Marathon
April 16, 2018 (NECN)
Segment on Boston Marathon runners, including an interview with Tumieka Sanchez Gillespie, a member of Team Eye and Ear.

Mayor Walsh announces city health appointments
April 16, 2018 (Wicked Local Roslindale)
Hospital president John Fernandez was appointed to the Boston Board of Health.

Agawam woman runs Boston Marathon in honor of her sister
April 16, 2018 (WSHM-TV/FOX 6)
Segment on Leisl Bard, a member of Team Eye and Ear.

Kingston mother runs Boston Marathon to raise awareness for hearing impairment
April 15, 2018 (The Patriot Ledger)
Story on Erin Benton, a member of Team Eye and Ear.

New research could help fix hearing loss
April 13, 2018 (CBS News)
Interview with Drs. Judith Kempfle and David Jung on the development of new technology to restore hearing.

These Doctors Save Lives Around the World
April 10, 2018 (WebMD)
Article on life-changing global surgery initiatives featuring the work of Dr. Mark Shrime

Why I’m Running: Tumieka Sanchez Gillespie is running Boston for her son, Cash, a patient at Mass. Eye and Ear

April 10, 2018 (Boston.com)
Story on Tumieka Sanchez Gillespie, a member of Mass. Eye and Ear's Boston Marathon team, Team Eye and Ear.

How to Hear Better
April 9, 2018 (AARP.org)
Comments from Mass. Eye and Ear audiologist Dr. Sarah Kirk on how to maximize your hearing in different environments.

Mass. Eye and Ear aims to test abortion drug as treatment for brain tumor
April 6, 2018 (Boston Business Journal)
Coverage of research conducted by Dr. Tina Stankovic on a potential new therapy for vestibular schwannomas.

Brother, Colleagues Of Slain Doctors Running Boston Marathon In Their Honor
April 4, 2018 (WBZ-TV/CBS Boston)
Members of Team Eye and Ear are running the Boston Marathon in honor of the late Drs. Richard Field and Lina Bolanos.

Apple thinks putting on a VR headset could help fight nausea in the car
April 3, 2018 (Popular Science)
Comments from Dr. Steven Rauch on virtual reality and motion sickness.

Why I’m Running: Amy Comander is running Boston for her patients
March 28, 2018 (Boston.com)
Story on Amy Comander, a member of Team Eye and Ear.

Why I’m Running: Lukas Landegger is running Boston to help fund the ‘amazing research’ at Mass. Eye and Ear
March 28, 2018 (Boston.com)
Story on Lukas Landegger, a member of Team Eye and Ear.

Doctors just used a brand new gene therapy to try to save a child’s vision
March 22, 2018 (Vox)
The first FDA-approved gene therapy procedure for inherited disease was performed by Dr. Jason Comander at Mass. Eye and Ear.

Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Stopping Vision Loss
March 21, 2018 (WBTS-TV/NBC 10)
The first FDA-approved gene therapy procedure for inherited disease was performed by Dr. Jason Comander at Mass. Eye and Ear.

Boy Hopeful Groundbreaking Surgery In Boston Will Improve Vision
March 21, 2018 (WBZ-TV/CBS Boston)
The first FDA-approved gene therapy procedure for inherited disease was performed by Dr. Jason Comander at Mass. Eye and Ear.

13-Year-Old Boy Is First Person in US to Receive Newly Approved Gene Therapy for Blindness
March 21, 2018 (Gizmodo)
The first FDA-approved gene therapy procedure for inherited disease was performed by Dr. Jason Comander at Mass. Eye and Ear.

Medical Milestone In Boston: 13-Year-Old Gets New Gene Therapy For Blindness
March 21, 2018 (WBUR)
The first FDA-approved gene therapy procedure for inherited disease was performed by Dr. Jason Comander at Mass. Eye and Ear.

Gene therapy with record sticker price launched
March 21, 2018 (Boston Globe)
The first FDA-approved gene therapy procedure for inherited disease was performed by Dr. Jason Comander at Mass. Eye and Ear.

‘That’s $425,000 right there’ — the anxious launch of a gene therapy with a record sticker price
March 21, 2018 (STAT)
The first FDA-approved gene therapy procedure for inherited disease was performed by Dr. Jason Comander at Mass. Eye and Ear.
 
Why I’m Running: Aislinn Breslin is running Boston to complete a dream
March 15, 2018 (Boston.com)
Story on Aislinn Breslin, a member of Mass. Eye and Ear's Boston Marathon team, Team Eye and Ear.

11 Surprising Reasons You’re Always Tired
March 14, 2018 (Huffington Post)
Comments from Dr. Noah Siegel on lifestyle factors that can make you feel tired.

March 7, 2018 (Xconomy)
Article on a nonprofit organization formed by Mass. Eye and Ear doctors (Dr. Joan Miller, Dr. Luk VandenbergheDr. Eric Pierce) and hospital president John Fernandez that aims to advance gene therapies for rare conditions.

How to Succesfully Collaborate with Industry
March 1, 2018 (The Scientist)
Comments from Dr. Joan Miller on how hospitals can successfully collaborate with companies to bring groundbreaking treatments to patients.

In Defense Of The Snot Rocket
February 28, 2018 (Men's Health)
Comment from Dr. Ahmad Sedaghat on clearing the sinuses while running.

Benched with bulging eye, Little Leaguer gets new procedure to remove tumor
February 27, 2018 (WCVB Channel 5 News)
Segment on how Dr. Suzanne Frietag and Dr. Benjamin Bleier teamed up to remove a tumor from a young boy's eye.

Why Do Men Snore More Than Women? Science Explains
February 27, 2018 (Fatherly)
Comments from Dr. Noah Siegel on why men typically snore more than women.

Lexington doctor receives research award
February 27, 2018 (Wicked Local Lexington)
Dr. Janey Wiggs received the Dr. David L. Epstein Award.

Somerset woman running Boston Marathon to benefit Mass. Eye and Ear
February 25, 2018 (WPRI Eyewitness News - Providence)
Segment on Chrissy Fitzgerald, a member of Mass. Eye and Ear's Boston Marathon team, Team Eye and Ear.

What Surgery Fixes a Perforated Nasal Septum?
February 22, 2018 (WebMD)
Comments from Dr. Eric Holbrook on surgical fixes for a perforated nasal septum.

Cornea donation leads to sight-saving gift

February 20, 2018 (WCVB Channel 5 News)
Segment on a Mass. Eye and Ear patient who underwent a corneal transplant.

State formally signs off on merger between Mass. Eye and Ear, Partners HealthCare
February 14, 2018 (Boston Globe)
Massachusetts public health officials formally approved of Mass. Eye and Ear joining Partners HealthCare.

Cuddling Kids Could Put Them at Risk for Sleep Problems
February 13, 2018 (Fatherly)
Comments from Dr. Noah Siegel on whether co-sleeping with children could negatively impact their ability to sleep. 

Is stress making your allergy symptoms worse?
February 7, 2018 (Harvard Health)
Comments from Dr. Ahmad Sedghat on the relationship between stress and allergies.

A CRISPR trick in mice points the way to possible treatments for inherited diseases
February 2, 2018 (STAT)
Coverage of CRSIPR research for blindness conducted by Dr. Qin Liu.

After Paper Shakes Sector, Gene Therapy Leader Jim Wilson Talks Safety 
January 31, 2018 (Xconomy)
Comments from Dr. Luk Vandenberghe on safety in gene therapy.

Children get new ears grown from their own cells in world first
January 29, 2018 (New Scientist)
Outside comments from Dr. Tessa Hadlock on a research advance in China.

Scientists grow new ears for children with defect
January 29, 2018 (CNN)
Outside comments from Dr. Tessa Hadlock on a research advance in China.

This Guy Tried to Muffle a Sneeze—and Blew a Hole Through His Throat
January 16, 2018 (Men’s Health)
Comments from Dr. Ahmad Sedaghat on sneezing — and the ramifications of holding one in.

Baby boomers' failing ears drive search for a cure for hearing loss
January 10, 2018 (Boston Globe)
Outside comments from Dr. Brad Welling on hearing loss in baby boomers and biotech’s potential solutions.

BLO, ParadiseMoves And Juventas Selected For Boston's Rehearsal Space Program
January 8, 2018 (WBUR)
Mass. Eye and Ear lends rehearsal space to local performance groups.

Vital Signs: Providing surgery for the unreachable in Nepal
January 3, 2018 (CNN)
Segment on Dr. David Shaye’s surgical scout program in Nepal. Part one of three (watch two and three here).