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AM-111 in the Treatment of Acute Inner Ear Hearing Loss (HEALOS)

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Verified January 2017 by Auris Medical, Inc. ( Auris Medical AG )
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First received: September 23, 2015
Last updated: January 18, 2017
Last verified: January 2017
The purpose of this research study is to test the effectiveness and safety of the study drug, AM-111. AM-111 is tested for the treatment of sudden sensorineural hearing loss where the cause is unknown.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hearing Loss Other: Placebo Drug: AM-111 0.4 mg/ml Drug: AM-111 0.8 mg/ml Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy and Safety of AM-111 in the Treatment of Acute Inner Ear Hearing Loss

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Further study details as provided by Auris Medical, Inc. ( Auris Medical AG ):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pure tone average (PTA; average of the hearing threshold of three contiguous most affected hearing frequencies in dB) [ Time Frame: Day 28 ]
    Assessment with pure tone audiometry/ Measurement at 8 frequencies/ Final outcome is the absolute improvement in PTA from D0 to D28

Estimated Enrollment: 255
Study Start Date: November 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo gel for intratympanic use
Other: Placebo
Experimental: AM-111 0.4 mg/ml
AM-111 gel for intratympanic use (0.4 mg/ml AM-111)
Drug: AM-111 0.4 mg/ml
Experimental: AM-111 0.8 mg/ml
AM-111 gel for intratympanic use (0.8 mg/ml AM-111)
Drug: AM-111 0.8 mg/ml

Detailed Description:
This phase III study is assessing the drug's safety and is aiming to demonstrate efficacy of intratympanic AM-111 injections in the treatment of severe to profound idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSNHL). The active pharmaceutical ingredient of AM-111 is the JNK inhibitor (D-JNKI-1), a synthetic peptide consisting of 31 D-amino acids, which acts as a c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) ligand.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Unilateral ISSNHL with onset within 72 hours prior to study treatment;
  2. Mean hearing threshold of equal to or worse than (≥) 60 dB averaged across the 3 most affected contiguous air conduction audiometric pure tone frequencies ("pure tone average", PTA);*
  3. Mean hearing loss of equal to or worse than (≥) 40 dB averaged across the air conducted PTA frequencies compared with the unaffected contralateral ear or reference values from a pre-existing audiogram or ISO 7029;2000 norm values in case of asymmetric hearing prior to the ISSNHL incident;
  4. Age ≥ 18 and ≤ 65 years on the day of screening;

Other protocol-defined inclusion criteria may apply.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Bilateral ISSNHL;
  2. Acute hearing loss from noise trauma, barotrauma or head trauma;
  3. History of autoimmune hearing loss, radiation-induced hearing loss, endolymphatic hydrops or Menière's disease in the affected ear;
  4. History of chronic inflammatory or suppurative ear disease or cholesteatoma in the affected ear;
  5. History of acoustic neuroma or other retrocochlear damage in the affected ear;
  6. History of otosclerosis in the affected ear;
  7. Suspected perilymph fistula or membrane rupture in the affected ear;
  8. Congenital hearing loss;
  9. History of ISSNHL in the past 2 years;
  10. Otitis media or otitis externa that is ongoing or ended within 7 days prior to study treatment;

Other protocol-defined exclusion criteria may apply.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02561091

Contact: Auris Medical +41 61 201 13 50

Please check link to study webpage below for more study sites Recruiting
Sofia, Bulgaria
Sponsors and Collaborators
Auris Medical AG
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Auris Medical AG Identifier: NCT02561091     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AM-111-CL-13-01
Study First Received: September 23, 2015
Last Updated: January 18, 2017

Keywords provided by Auris Medical, Inc. ( Auris Medical AG ):
Hearing Loss, Sensorineural
Ear Diseases
Hearing Disorders
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Sensation Disorders
Signs and Symptoms
Hearing and Speech impairment
Hearing Loss, Unilateral

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hearing Loss
Hearing Loss, Sensorineural
Hearing Disorders
Ear Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Sensation Disorders
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on August 18, 2017