Possible Cure For Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Found  

 by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 1, 2013  (Note:  Although this article was written in 2013 it is very relative today with few updates at this time.)

Scientists may have stumbled upon a potential cure for hearing lost caused by noise (ie, loud music, concerts, etc). Check out part of a report below.Scientists have found a potential cure for permanent deafness caused by loud noise exposure, infection and toxic drugs, using a drug that stimulates the inner ear.Until now, it has been regarded as impossible to restore the sensory hair cells responsible for hearing once they have been lost, and the type of deafness often suffered by musicians and DJs was assumed to have been incurable.However, a drug codenamed LY411575 brings about the regeneration of the crucial sensory hair cells and in tests was able to restore hearing to mice that had been deafened by loud noise.  This discovery, which was reported in neuroscience journal Neuron, suggests that the same may be possible in humans, although more research is still needed.  LY411575 works by suppressing proteins called Notch — which prevent stem cells from becoming new sensory hair cells within the cochlea, the auditory area of the inner ear.
- See more at: http://thepositive.com/science-cure-hearing-loss/#sthash.VlKAfFxy.dpuf

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