The “Ear in a Dish” Project

There are specialized cells in the inner ear called sensory hair cells that detect sound. As most audiologists and otolaryngologists know, these hair cells are susceptible to damage by loud noise, ototoxic drugs, genetic mutations or aging, which can cause profound hearing loss.  Since these hair cells do not regrow after being damaged, intense research efforts have been made into…

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Phase 3 Drug Study for Noise Induced Hearing Loss Cure

Two and a half years ago Hearing International discussed various homeopathic medicine treatments for tinnitus.  In Part V of this discussion, we referenced the impressive a research headed by Dr. Kathleen Campbell, audiologist and researcher at Southern Illinois University.  A prolific researcher, whose team at Southern Illinois University has discovered that antioxidants can reduce hearing loss…

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