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Reprogramming the Inner Ear to Regrow Hair Cells Shows Promise to be an Effective Target for Hearing Loss Treatments

December 4, 2019

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Scientists identify new pathway that may enable the inner ear to be reprogrammed to grow lost hair cells, which could help develop treatments to restore hearing.

A new discovery from a team led by Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers may bring scientists a step closer to developing treatments that regrow...

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Sound Deprivation in One Ear Leads to Speech Recognition Difficulties

September 11, 2019

New study suggests ear infections and conditions that cause chronic conductive hearing loss may lead to nerve degeneration when left untreated.

Boston, Mass. — Chronic conductive hearing loss, which can result from middle-ear infections, has been linked to speech recognition deficits, according to the results of a new study, led by scientists at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School and published September 6 in the journal Ear and Hearing.

This study suggests that not properly treating...

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