Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Govt. Dental College, Medical College Campus, Trivandrum, India
*Corresponding Author: R Rajeev, Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Govt. Dental College, Medical College Campus, Trivandrum, India.
Received: March 21, 2023; Published: April 01, 2023
The most common cause of hearing loss is progressive because the cochlear hair cells—the primary cells to detect sound waves—cannot regenerate if damaged or lost. People who are repeatedly exposed to loud noises, such as soldiers, construction workers and musicians, are at the highest risk of developing this type of hearing loss. But it can happen to anyone over time. Birds and fish, however, can regenerate these hair cells, and now researchers at the Del Monte Neuroscience Institute are beginning to identify the mechanisms that can promote such regeneration in mammals, as explained in a recent study published in the journal, Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. Patricia White, professor of neuroscience and otolaryngology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, said, based on her previous work, expression of the active growth gene ERBB2 may be possible to activate the growth of new hair cells (in mammals), but they did not fully understand why.
Citation: R Rajeev. “Can Hearing Loss be Reversed? Research Reveals Clues that could Regrow the Cells that Help us Hear".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 5.5 (2023): 01.
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