Oklahoma discovery could restore hearing with a pill

Published: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 By: Scott Meacham Source: NewsOK

Does anyone in your life suffer from hearing loss?

In the U.S., hearing loss impacts the daily lives of 48 million people from young to old — in classrooms, in conversation, in business and social settings, even at home as they watch a football game or the news.

Imagine the impact if there was a pill that could prevent hearing loss and regenerate the nerve endings inside the ear to restore hearing to people whose hearing has already declined.

Such a therapy is moving toward clinical testing at Otologic Pharmaceutics, a spinout of technology from the Hough Ear Institute and Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.

Read the full story at NewsOK.com

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