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“It has become apparent that hearing loss due to damaged ribbon synapses is a very common and challenging problem, whether it’s due to noise or normal aging,” says Gabriel Corfas, Ph.D., who led the team and directs the U-M institute. “We began this work 15 years ago to answer very basic questions about the inner ear, and now we have been able to restore hearing after partial deafening with noise, a common problem for people. It’s very exciting.”
originally posted by: wtbengineer
a reply to: Musing
I wonder if this would stop my horrible tinnitus, since my doc tells me it is the brain's response to missing those frequencies my ears no longer pick up. I can hope.
originally posted by: IShotMyLastMuse
let's hope a solution for humans is quickly found.
if only we donated 5% more to research stuff like this would be over the counter.