In recent months there has been some exciting developments in hearing research. The New York Times recently reported that pharmaceutical companies have turned their attention to helping people with ear disorders. Hearing loss, tinnitus and dizziness occur when there is significant damage to structures inside the ear, called hair cells. They are using gene therapy to help regenerate areas of the cochlea where hair cells have been damaged. Some companies are having small successes, others, not so much. The good news is that they seem to be on the right track and we are monitoring their every discovery. Take a look at the article. Let me know if you found it as fascinating as I did.