Is any research being done on noise-induced hearing loss?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
Researchers are still trying to find ways to prevent, treat, and reverse the ear damage associated with noise-induced hearing loss. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) is an important research organization on the subject. The NIDCD, for example, is trying to find out if there is a treatment that will allow people to grow new cells in the ear, which will help them to hear again. Other research organizations are studying various chemicals and vitamins as well as umbilical cord stem cells that may help to prevent or repair noise-induced damage to hearing.

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