Tom Maholchic was just 25-years-old when a loud event brought on hyperacusis with pain, a debilitating condition in which everyday noises are agony.
Mass. Eye and Ear researchers have found that elderly people with hearing loss can triple their understanding of words in noisy situations by training on a custom audiomotor game.
CEO of Halen Brands and a trustee of Mass. Eye and Ear, Jason Cohen was diagnosed with tinnitus (ringing in the ears) after a bad fall while skiing. He relies on endless support from his family and his doctors, and hopes to help Mass. Eye and Ear make a difference one day.
When Katie Niemeyer was 16 years old, she had an extreme reaction to a new medication — leading to a diagnosis of Stevens Johnson Syndrome. Within days, she was hospitalized with second and third degree burns covering her entire body and given only a 50 percent chance to live. Today, she supports Mass. Eye and Ear research to tackle the devastating disease.
A protein that lubricates the joints may soon bring stress relief to dry eyes around the world. Researchers at Mass. Eye and Ear have developed a new treatment for dry eye disease that is currently in clinical trial.