David Guyer visionary biotech leader joins Sound Pharmaceuticals

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Sound Pharmaceuticals is pleased to announce that David Guyer, MD has joined the company as a strategic advisor. Dr. Guyer is an accomplished academic ophthalmologist and an industry leader in the area of vision loss research and retinal drug development. Dr. Guyer is currently the Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Ophthotech which he began in 2007. As CEO, Dr. Guyer raised more than $350 million in financing including a $192 million IPO in 2013 and has advanced the lead program into Phase 3 clinical trials.

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The World Health Organization reports 1.1 Billion teens and young adults at risk

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(CNN) “Hey dude — can you turn your music down?”

If anyone says this to you while you’re wearing your earbuds, take note: You are probably endangering your hearing.

More than one billion teens and young adults are at risk of losing their hearing, according to WHO (that’s the World Health Organization, not the rock band).

It’s not just old folks who suffer hearing loss. Just by listening to music at what you probably think is a normal level, or hanging out in loud bars, nightclubs and music and sporting events, you can permanently damage your hearing.

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