Gel being tested to help reverse effects of hearing loss

What if you could reverse hearing loss by injecting medicine into the ear? That’s the question researchers are working to answer through a new clinical trial.

There are no approved medicines for hearing loss, only devices like hearing aids. Now a gel is being tested that is injected into the ear, and is designed to re-grow cells necessary for healthy hearing.

Only 20% of those who are candidates for hearing aids have them, and even fewer actually wear them.