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Posted by: Alan | 2009-09-23

Sensorineural deafness

What progress has been made towards regenerating hair cells in the cochlea?

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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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