Are you one of the many out there suffering the constant ringing of tinnitus? Either through constant bashing of the audio hair cells when listening to your ipod or through an ear infection or when you've fallen asleep inside the bass port of a speaker and were too drunk to register the pain. Most people couldn't care less until they have their first scare and then it becomes very real.
Well if you are in the unfortunate but fairly common position of working in sound with less than stellar hearing there could be hope. Oregon Health & Science University scientists have successfully produced functional auditory hair cells in the cochlea of the mouse inner ear. The breakthrough suggests that a new therapy may be developed in the future to successfully treat hearing loss. The results of this research was recently published by the journal Nature.
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