Promising Research On Drugs That Could Prevent Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
It Could Inhibit Hair Cell Damage In The Inner Ear
Loud noises are one of the most common causes of hearing loss due to the damage to hair cells in the inner ear. These cells cannot be regenerated, leading to permanent hearing loss. There are drugs that also damage these cells, such as the chemotherapy drug cisplatin. In this case, even though the treatment prevents patients from dying of cancer, the side effect affects seriously their wellbeing. Researchers have been working on a drug this prevents this medication-induced hearing loss. They have discovered a drug that not only inhibits hair cell damage from chemotherapy drugs but also damage from excessive noise, which looks very promising. Additional information click here.