Hidden Hearing Respond to Researchers Identifying Important Inner Ear Cells

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Experts in private hearing healthcare, Hidden Hearing, have responded to new research which has identified important cells for hearing.

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Research such as this may one day see further treatments and solutions for hearing problems.

Researchers at Stanford Medical School of Medicine have identified a group of progenitor cells in the inner ear that can become the sensory hair cells and adjacent supporting cells that enable hearing.

Studying these progenitor cells could someday lead to discoveries that will help millions suffering from hearing loss due to damaged or impaired sensory hair cells.

In research published online in Development, it was identified that a class of cells called tympanic border cells can give rise to hair cells and the cells that support them during a phase of cochlear maturation after birth.

A spokesperson for Hidden Hearing said:

“Further understanding of the biology of the ear is important to help understand how the ear works and what can be done to treat any problems within the ear that can cause hearing loss. Research such as this may one day see further treatments and solutions for hearing problems.”

With more than 40 years’ experience in treating hearing loss, Hidden Hearing is entrusted with the care of more than 100,000 people each year. The firm has 84 hearing centres across the UK, all catering for a range of needs and budgets. Specialising in hearing tests and hearing aids, the company also offer a variety of hearing aid accessories and in 2005, became the first dedicated hearing retailer to be recognised as an Investor in People.

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