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Noise-induced hearing loss blocked with drug compound

February 7, 2020

Loud noise can damage the inner ear and cause hearing loss. Studying mice, researchers at Washington University School…
Reversing Hearing Loss

December 9, 2019

Reprogramming enables regeneration of inner-ear cells A team led by Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Eye and Ear…
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A new image of hearing

February 25, 2019

Researchers have developed a method to take high-definition images of a snail shell-shaped hearing organ located in the…
Discovery of new neurons in the inner ear can lead to new therapies for hearing disorders

September 18, 2018

When sound reaches the inner ear, it is converted into electrical signals that are relayed to the brain…
Novel drug therapy partially restores hearing in mice

July 10, 2018

A small-molecule drug is one of the first to preserve hearing in a mouse model of an inherited…
New study reveals the function of a mysterious component of the inner ear

July 10, 2018

A few years ago, Ian Swinburne, HMS research fellow in systems biology, noticed something odd while conducting a time-lapse…
Inner Ear: Function Follows Form

May 17, 2018

The loss of tiny cells in the inner ear, known as hair cells, is a leading cause of…
Cheetahs’ inner ear is one-of-a-kind, vital to high-speed hunting

February 20, 2018

The world’s fastest land animal, the cheetah, is a successful hunter not only because it is quick, but…
Surprise: Mouse study shows renewal of balance cells in ear

March 14, 2017

Research led by the University of Washington challenges long-held assumptions about the inner-ear structures that regulate mammals’ balance.…
Loud but Not Clear

February 5, 2016

Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Eye and Ear have described, for the first time, the adult…
New Mechanism: Vestibular Shwannoma Can Cause Hearing Loss

December 28, 2015

A new study from researchers at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Eye and Ear showed that in some…
Permanent Damage of Inner Ear

November 26, 2015

Harvard Medical School investigators at Mass. Eye and Ear have shown that sound deprivation in adult mice causes…
Nerve cells warn brain of damage to the inner ear

November 11, 2015

Some nerve cells in the inner ear can signal tissue damage in a way similar to pain-sensing nerve…
Robotic worm for head surgery can cut around corners

November 6, 2015

Removing tumors from within the inner ear is a very delicate matter that typically requires surgeons to remove…
Identifying a mystery channel crucial for hearing

October 25, 2013

Our ability to hear relies on hair cells, sensory receptors that mechanically amplify low-level sound that enters the…
Towards a better understanding of inherited hearing loss

October 16, 2013

A team of researchers led by Dr. Michel Cayouette made an important discovery, published online yesterday by the…
Inner-Ear Disorders May Cause Hyperactivity

September 17, 2013

Behavioral abnormalities are traditionally thought to originate in the brain. But a new study by researchers at Albert…
New findings on how the ear hears could lead to better hearing aids

August 21, 2013

A healthy ear is much better at detecting and transmitting sound than even the most advanced hearing aid.…
Scientist looks for a deeper understanding of hearing through the bones in our heads

August 7, 2013

Stanford mechanical engineer Sunil Puria is unraveling the mysteries of bone conduction hearing, which could lead to a…
Technique Forms Working Inner Ear Cells

July 30, 2013

Using an innovative 3-D culture system, researchers were able to coax mouse embryonic stem cells to form cells…
NIH study uncovers a starring role for supporting cells in the inner ear

July 26, 2013

Human trials planned to probe the cell’s protective powers Researchers have found in mice that supporting cells in…
Researchers discover two-step mechanism of inner ear tip link regrowth

June 13, 2013

Mechanism offers potential for interventions that could save hearing A team of NIH-supported researchers is the first to…
Harnessing Ear Power

November 13, 2012

Researchers power an implantable electronic device using an electrical potential — a natural battery — deep in the…
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