Otonomy OTO-313 — Treatment of Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Research News' started by Michael Larsen, Jan 9, 2018.

    1. ChrisBoyMonkey

      ChrisBoyMonkey Member Podcast Patron

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      04/2019
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      U.S. Army/Field Artillery Veteran
      @Rb86 I actually got a better answer when I asked why.

      They said it's for safety, since it is only in a phase 1 part 2, it's just in case the drug is not safe they don't want it messing up both ears.

      I was mostly happy with that answer, but I'm gonna ask again why can't they just do one ear for those with it on both sides. I imagine it's because it would mess with the TFI, since that is their main measure.
       
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    2. ChrisBoyMonkey

      ChrisBoyMonkey Member Podcast Patron

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      I don't think I'll be able to say much more, but I'm moving forward with this trial. I'll be going back to my local center to get my my shot soon. 50/50 chance of getting the drug or placebo.

      They said no one had gotten worse from OTO-311, and some people had actually gotten better. They didn't know exactly how many, how much it helped or for how long, or maybe they couldn't say it, but there were some positive results.
       
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    3. FGG

      FGG Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

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      01/2019
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      Multi-factorial
      Good luck. Wishing you get the drug and healing happens for you!
       
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    4. ChrisBoyMonkey

      ChrisBoyMonkey Member Podcast Patron

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      Thank you so much!

      I'm mentally prepared if I only get placebo, but I'm really wishing for it too!
       
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    5. Daniel Lion
      Ape-like

      Daniel Lion Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      SE Asia
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      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise trauma, hearing loss
      Echoing FGG... Good luck and proud of you. You are brave and I am wishing you awesome success and quiet days.

      Most sincerely,
      Daniel
       
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    6. AfroSnowman
      Balanced

      AfroSnowman Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 16 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown, viral?
      Awesome and exciting. Do you know when you will go in for the shot?
       
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    7. JayK

      JayK Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Possibly Loud Noise, Concerts
      Congrats! There is one center recruiting currently just 20 minutes from me in NY. I've had Tinnitus for about 10+ years from concerts etc. Just wondering, why did they ultimately agree to recruit you? I have T in both ears as well and I'm wondering if I would be eligible.
       
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    8. acute
      Depressed

      acute Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music. Stress, meds, Invisalign ?
      Do you have tinnitus in just one ear?
       
    9. Juan

      Juan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Several causes
      In my opinion, drugs are not going to fix tinnitus. Every year there are a bunch of new supplements and some "meds" and none of them work.
       
    10. Rb86

      Rb86 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      5/31/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Otonomy emailed me back, responding to my question as to why only unilateral cases were allowed and bilateral cases were dismissed. I was given a phone number and case number to tell them when I called.

      So I call. Give my name and case number. "Ok one moment while I look up your case". Hold for a couple minutes. "Ok sir they gave me a response to read to you. It says that they designed the case study so that they can use that information for future case studies, and are currently taking only unilateral patients."

      Yes, I know that. We all know this. That doesn't answer the question. Why can't you take on a bilateral tinnitus patient?

      "I can't answer that sir."

      Then why the fuck did you ask me to call you?

      Some real geniuses running the show over at Otonomy. Sorry but all these dumbasses want to play coy and not answer anything, and use our body as guinea pigs for them to get rich. Get real. I'm just tired of dumb shit. Answer a question for somebody.
       
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    11. ChrisBoyMonkey

      ChrisBoyMonkey Member Podcast Patron

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      Pretty much it's just in my right. I think I hear it in the left / in my head in quiet places only but other than that my right ear is ringing almost everywhere I go.

      Since mine was king of going away, I was pretty much just left with head noise by early July, they agreed that mid july is when this new ringing started.
       
    12. jay777

      jay777 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      benzo/ headphones
      It will to THI score.
       
    13. ChrisBoyMonkey

      ChrisBoyMonkey Member Podcast Patron

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      U.S. Army/Field Artillery Veteran
      You probably missed it but that's what I wrote as being the thing too.

      It makes sense that if for safety they are only doing one ear, THI would be messed up if the drug works but THI wouldn't change much because the person still has it in the other ear.
       
    14. FGG

      FGG Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Multi-factorial
      If you have tinnitus, and it's not secondary to a brain injury or TMJ, you have hearing loss even if it's not noticeable to you. This goes into more detail:

      https://hearinglosshelp.com/blog/hidden-hearing-loss/

      Edit: I realize this was written by Neil Bauman who rightly gets a lit of criticism but he summarized some of Charles Liberman's ideas on this nicely here.
       
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    15. Dosman

      Dosman Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Trauma
      I attempted to participate in this trial but I was told I am not a candidate after answering some questions. They wouldn't tell me what exactly disqualified me, as would be expected. I'm disappointed, but not too disappointed.
       
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    16. FGG

      FGG Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

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      01/2019
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      Multi-factorial
      So... I'm at a vet CE seminar right now and the topic is analgesia and the speaker said something potentially relevant to this--at least in animals.

      He said NMDA/AMPA receptors are not activated (much) in acute pain unless it's severe but are greatly activated in chronic/maladaptive pain.

      So might this drug work better with severe *or* chronic tinnitus when more of these receptors are activated. If that's the case, this may work better for chronic mechanism unless the pathway activation is so disparate from tinnitus that this is irrelevant.

      Especially since I also learned that, like other gating receptors there are a lot of subtypes.

      Thoughts?
       
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    17. JohnAdams
      Festive

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      Seems like something is dysregulated. Surely another piece of the puzzle.
       
    18. Selah1281

      Selah1281 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I was just contacted by WVU in Morgantown about participating in the trial. So far nothing has disqualified me.

      I’m sorry but @JohnAdams did you say this is just a single dose if not given the placebo and the effect would wear off?

      Any other info would be appreciated anyone. I’m sorry I’m struggling right now to concentrate and research.
       
    19. Selah1281

      Selah1281 Member Benefactor

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      06/2019
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      Unknown
      So you signed an NDA? I may be doing it at WVU. Nothing denied me so far. Initial appointment isn’t for a month though.
       
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    20. ChrisBoyMonkey

      ChrisBoyMonkey Member Podcast Patron

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      Alright, looks like we're in this together!

      From the questions I asked, it doesn't really seem like there were any bad side effects from the first trial and some experienced benefit.

      Did you also ask them questions like that? I'm hoping their answers would be consistent here lol
       
    21. Selah1281

      Selah1281 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      To be honest I just had osteoma surgery to try and get rid of my tinnitus. I’m pretty bad off at the moment. So I didn’t ask a lot of questions. I’ll ask more though at the appointment.

      My tinnitus is also worse than before surgery. I’m hoping that is just during the healing process, but I’m skeptical. So much for thinking I was lucky and had a shot at getting rid of my tinnitus.

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    22. ChrisBoyMonkey

      ChrisBoyMonkey Member Podcast Patron

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      04/2019
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      U.S. Army/Field Artillery Veteran
      I'm sorry to hear that, hopefully this drug can help you find some relief. You can always send them an email or ask next time you go, the last thing we want is even worse tinnitus. Based on what I've researched and asked, it seems we're more likely to benefit if we get the real thing, possibly only temporarily though.
       
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    23. Chriscom

      Chriscom Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

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      Northern Virginia USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Likely infection/ear stress after walking pneumonia
      Hang in there and good luck!
       
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    24. Rb86

      Rb86 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      5/31/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Sorry buddy. I'm going to pray for you - I have a feeling your body and tinnitus will calm down with time. You just had the surgery. Hang in there. So far the only thing I know? Mine is worse if I'm hanging around and not engaged in something. Tinnitus is the get your butt out of bed, get outside and get busy disease so far. Way easier said than done.
       
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    25. all to gain

      all to gain Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      dirty drugs
      Good luck! If you get the placebo do you then get a go with the real thing after the study?
       
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    26. all to gain

      all to gain Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      dirty drugs
      Yep, way easier said than done. This thing sucks.
       
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    27. all to gain

      all to gain Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      dirty drugs
      Did you actually apply for the clinical trial?

      Even if you have it in both ears why can't you just ask to have it done in only one ear?

      In fact, how would they know if you have it in one ear or not unless you tell them?
       
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    28. all to gain

      all to gain Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      dirty drugs
      I feel like this.

      Even if they are successful we will probably have to wait longer in the UK and Europe to get our hands on the US stuff.
       
    29. ChrisBoyMonkey

      ChrisBoyMonkey Member Podcast Patron

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      04/2019
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      U.S. Army/Field Artillery Veteran
      I don't think so, I asked and they said they'll check but from the paperwork it said they won't be doing that.
       
    30. Rb86

      Rb86 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      5/31/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Yes. Read my posts. I was turned down based on the phone interview.
       

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