In the inner ear, specialized sensors called auditory hair
cells are vital to the ability to hear.
Three days later, microscopic photos of the animals' inner ears confirmed that the drugs had destroyed all the auditory hair
cells, leaving the animals profoundly deaf.
Kil states "We are very unique, no one else including academic/university scientists has the technology to regenerate auditory hair
cells in mammals.
Ervasti and Perrin tested the idea that two closely linked proteins have separate, but important, roles in hearing by knocking out each gene in mouse auditory hair
Therefore, we undertook an in vitro experiment to determine if resveratrol is able to exert some protective influence against gentamicin-induced damage to and death of auditory hair
Once auditory hair
cells are lost they are never replaced.
173) Methionine can also provide protection against the ototoxic effects of cisplatin; D-methionine suppresses cisplatin-induced damage to auditory hair
cells in organotypic cultures.