Did you see this astonishing news?
Following publication in the scientific journal 'Cell' comes this report of what hopefully will be the holy grail of hearing loss.
The gist of it is that a team of researchers from Brigham & Women's Hospital, MIT and Massachusetts Eye & Ear have managed to regenerate for the first time the cochlea's internal sound sensing hair cells that for many (most?) of us here are damaged or gone, leading to the possibility that an injection to the cochlea could restore hearing loss.
An astonishing thought, and I hope these guys will have the stamina and fortitude to withstand an onslaught by the entrenched HA industry, because onslaught it will be.
See the article here:- http://newatlas.com/hearing-loss-hai...eration/48036/
and the 'Cell' article here:- http://www.cell.com/cell-reports/ful...247(17)30136-5
They've been regenerating hair cells in mouse cochleas for quite a few years now. I wish them speed, but there are probably a lot of years to go.
The difference now it seems is the ratio of cells produced,to a point that could be usefully effective.
Originally Posted by Neville
I've created a thread more about the biotech company that is applying this research:
Perhaps a moderator should merge the threads.
Happy to go with yours, as long as its out there for people to see-thanks!
Originally Posted by anthony993
This isn't breaking news.. We lost Corey a few years ago from these forums.
Not sure what or who you are talking about here. Particularly 'Corey'.
Originally Posted by Doc Jake
Anyway, the scientific paper was only published in the journal 'Cell' on 21st February 2017, which is only 3 days old, so I would count that as very recent indeed.
I am with Jake on this one the clinical trials are 18 months away so we will not hear anything about this for at least 2 years.
"Hearing loss is a real problem as people get older," says MIT's Prof. Robert Langer, one of the senior authors.
This is where I have a problem. Hearing loss is a "real problem" for all that have it not just older people. if they can not get this simple concept I put little faith in the Professors views.
Hearing loss is much bigger problem the younger you are
Originally Posted by JustEd
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