Navigation Links
Hearing Restored in Mice With Noise-Induced Deafness
Date:1/9/2013

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Although loud noise can result in irreversible hearing loss, researchers in Boston partially restored the hearing of mice with noise-induced deafness by regenerating damaged sound-sensing hair cells in the inner ear.

The study authors said their findings might one day help lead to the development of new treatments for people with acute hearing loss.

The team of researchers, led by Dr. Albert Edge of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, manipulated a cellular pathway that controls hair cells, known as the Notch pathway. They found that new hair cells formed after stem cells in the inner ear of the mice were treated with a drug that blocks this pathway.

The study was published in the Jan. 9 issue of the journal Neuron.

"We show that hair cells can be regenerated from the surrounding cells in the cochlea," Edge explained in a journal news release. "The new hair-cell generation results in a recovery of hearing in the region of the cochlea where the new hair cells appear."

The study's authors concluded the treatment holds promise for people with noise-induced deafness. "The significance of this study is that hearing loss is a huge problem affecting 250 million people worldwide," Edge concluded.

Experts often point out, however, that results achieved during tests conducted on animals don't necessarily translate to humans.

More information

The U.S. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders provides more information on noise-induced hearing loss.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: Neuron, news release, Jan. 9, 2013


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Broadwater Hearing Care, Inc., Top Provider of Hearing Aids in St. Petersburg FL, Now Offers a Two Week Hearing Aid Trial with Oticon Agil or Intiga Hearing Aids
2. AccuHear, Top Provider of Hearing Aids in Spring Hill FL, Announces New Complimentary Consultation
3. AuDNet Pushes for Professional Hearing Tests for All Troops Returning from the Middle East.
4. Center for Hearing, Number One Provider of Hearing Aids in Fort Smith AR, Now is Fort Smith’s First and Only Private Practice Audiology Clinic
5. Hearing Health Solutions Now Makes Finding Hearing Aids in Columbus, OH Easier with Complimentary Hearing Screenings
6. Provider of Hearing Aids in Palm Bay FL, Palm Bay Hearing Aid Center, Announces Hear for the Holidays Promotion
7. Hearing Partners of South Florida – Top Audiologist for Hearing Aids in Boynton Beach, FL – Announces New Referral Rewards Promotion
8. Top Provider of Hearing Aids in Salt Lake City UT, Advanced Hearing Center, Now Offers a 36-Month Supply of Batteries with the Purchase of Any Hearing Aid
9. Abry Hearing Center — Number One Provider of Hearing Aids in Cedar Rapids IA — Announces Complimentary Hearing Evaluations
10. Cape Cod Hearing Center Has Partnered With CaptionCall To Help People With Hearing Loss Use The Phone Again
11. Premier Provider of Hearing Aids in Victoria TX - Gulf Coast Audiology Extends Complimentary Hearing Screening through January
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... The American Board of Family Medicine's (ABFM) Board of Directors has selected ... Dr. James C. Puffer upon his retirement. Dr. Newton will serve in the position ... the end of 2018. Upon assuming the role of President and CEO on January ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Shelton, CT (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... and long-term care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of ... Department, Shelton Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of ... popular and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book of Revelation ... scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but Yisrayl Hawkins ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range of technology and learning solutions ... Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 at the ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Award of Excellence to Carol Friedman, PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s ... 4 – 8. , In honor of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/28/2017)... 28, 2017 Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Early ... of wearable and home sensors for real-time monitoring of ... Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on disruptive health solutions ... affordable analytical system to record and integrate behavioral, cognitive, ... ...
(Date:9/23/2017)... , Sept. 22, 2017 Janssen Biotech, Inc. ... response letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ... of sirukumab for the treatment of moderately to severely ... additional clinical data are needed to further evaluate the ... severely active RA. ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... Pa. and KALAMAZOO, Mich. , Sept. 18, ... , and OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy of ... to offer a strategic hub service that expedites and ... sought-after personal spirometer, Spiro PD 2.0, and wellness management ... spirometer is a medical device used to measure lung ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: