Stem Cell Research in Hearing – Old Age Hearing Loss – Part III

Hearing International this week focuses on Old Age Hearing Loss (Presbycusis) and the some of the international stem cell research into this hearing problem that affects about 10% of the world population. Previously,  Hearing International (posted April, 2011) discussed the incidence of hearing  impairment in the world, where almost 600 million have mild or worse hearing impairment…

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Stem Cell Research in Hearing – Auditory Neuropathy – Part II

As presented last week at Hearing International, the politics of stem cell research is volatile in the United States. Thus, most of the research is being conducted in countries where this is less political. Ever since human embryonic stem cells were first cultivated by Dr. James Thompson at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1998, they…

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