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Posted by: AH | 2009/09/23

Hearing Loss

Hi
My 9 month old daughter was born with severe hearding loss. Will stem cell therapy assist in restoring her hearing?

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There is exciting experimental work currently underway which demonstrates that stem cells from various sources can become the specialized cells in the inner ear (hair cells) which are involved in the process of hearing. Regrettably however, these studies have not yet been translated into clinical practice, and it is likely that this will still take several years.

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