November 30, 2020

Study uncovers hair cell loss as underlying cause of age-related hearing loss

In a study of human ear tissues, scientists have demonstrated that age-related hearing loss is mainly caused by damage to hair cells. Their research challenges the prevailing view of the last 60 years that age-related hearing loss is mainly driven by damage to the stria vascularis, the cellular ”battery” that powers the hair cell’s mechanical-to-electrical signal conversion.

 Healthy Aging News — ScienceDaily

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