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Reversing/curing hearing loss (part 2)

  1. Jan 18, 2013 #1

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    reversing/curing hearing loss

    Sensorineural Hearing Loss
    moe & holycow1, since you made these queries, recent research suggests certain types of hearing loss is reversible; specifically sensorineural (that has resulted in senescence of receptor hair cells in the cochlea).

    reference 1 medical news today

    reference 2 Journal Neuron 9 Jan 2013.
    Notch inhibition induces cochlear hair cell regeneration and recovery of hearing after acoustic trauma.
     
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  3. Jan 18, 2013 #2
    This is incredible! I studied hearing loss very briefly as a student of acoustics. Although, as you said, this only refers to a specific type of hearing loss, it is fantastic!
     
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