Cure for the Deaf

November 22, 2016

(The Sun) – SCIENTISTS believe they are on the brink of a cure for people born deaf after producing stem cells to correct a hereditary defect. Experts have found a way of growing new cells for the cochlea, the spiral cavity of the inner ear. These can be used to replace faulty ones in people deaf from birth due to a genetic error. They hope a treatment could be available to patients within five to 10 years.