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Sound Strategies for Hearing Restoration

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Science  09 May 2014:
Vol. 344, Issue 6184, 1241062
DOI: 10.1126/science.1241062

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Hearing Aid

Many millions of people across the globe are subject to hearing loss. Géléoc and Holt (10.1126/science.1241062) review recent developments in potential therapeutic strategies to restore inner-ear function in patients with acquired or genetic forms of deafness. While challenges remain, fundamental research in molecular, gene, and stem-cell therapies has enabled progress toward developing alternatives to conventional, sound amplification–based prostheses.

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