Gel being tested to help reverse effects of hearing loss

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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.