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Scientists May Be Closer To A Cure For Hearing Loss

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Admittedly this is a little geeky, but I saw this story and got very excited. As someone who attended quite a few rock concerts in my youth and has worn headphones for the last 25 years, I have feared losing my hearing for years.

While it’s not as good as it once was, its not terrible either. But for those of you who have experienced hearing loss due to loud noises, help may be on the way. As reported by The Positive, scientists were able to develop a protein-suppressing drug that allows sensory hair cells to regrow. It had been believed that those hair cells inside the ear were gone permanently once they were gone. People who lost their hearing because of infections, toxic drugs, and loud noise exposure could possibly benefit from this. So far, the drug has only been used on mice, and they say that more research is needed before it can be tried on humans.

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