Monday, November 29, 2010

Could a Gel Reverse Sudden Hearing Loss?

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Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSHL) is the rapid loss of hearing, usually in one ear. Sometimes it clears up on its own, but other times steroids are used to treat the problem. Steroids can cause problems of their own, but what if there was a topical gel that could recover hearing?

Doctors are investigating the possibility that a gel could be used as therapy for SSHL. You can read more about it here. It's showing a lot of promise. 

(via io9)

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