Reversing hearing loss by regrowing hairs

LAUREN SHARKEY | December 23, 2018

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Humans are unable to reverse the effects of hearing loss, but a biological process found in other animal species may hold the key to reversing this widespread problem. How the brain interprets sounds is a relatively simple process. First, a sound enters the ear via soundwaves. It then moves down the ear until it hits the eardrum. Next, the eardrum vibrates and sends these vibrations to bones in the middle ear, which then boost them.

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