Hearing Restoration Information
Humans are born with about 30,000 sensory hair cells. Sensorineural (sen·so·ri·neu·ral) hearing loss (damage to the hair cells in the cochlea or the neural pathways of hearing) may result from destruction of inner ear sensory hair cells and/or auditory nerves. Sensory hair cells are critical for hearing and can be damaged or destroyed by pharmacological agents, loud noises, infections, or aging. The loss of these hair cells is permanent because they do not regrow naturally. This study will involve administering a biologic drug to see if it can cause the sensory ear hair in patients to regrow, which results in improved hearing.
Learn more about hearing loss, including commonly used terms, below:
Hearing Loss FAQs
Hearing Loss Terminology
Hearing Restoration Clinical Trial Eligibility