MIT Scientists developed a new regenerative treatment that can reverse hearing loss.
The aim is to stimulate the growth of hair cells in the inner ear. These hair cells function as sensory receptors, allowing us to hear. However, they can die off due to exposure to toxins or acoustic trauma, like exposure to loud noise. The regenerative treatment involves injecting the inner ear with medicine, which contains molecules that promote hair cell growth. It works without relying on external devices like hearing aids or implants.
While the new method is still undergoing clinical trials, past experiments showed promising results. This treatment has the potential to address the disability that a substantial number of people worldwide are suffering.
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