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Harvard medical school are investigating a drug called LY411575. It tricks the inner ear into growing more hairs. Yes, you read that right. But how does more hairs help hearing?
Well sounds are transmitted in the inner ear and hairs play a vital part in the process. Loss of hairs results in loss of hearing.
Early work has regrown hairs in animals so now it needs to be looked at in humans, potentially helping millions of people to hear again.