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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Technology Could End Deafness

iPod deafnessWired has an interesting piece today presenting a new technique under research by a bunch of university scientists that could literaly restore hearing in deaf people. If you are an iPod fanatic, you should most definitely read this because as you may not yet realize, you'll probably end up deaf one day!

The science of hearing is moving beyond traditional hearing aids and cochlear implants into a world where patients may be able to regain their hearing through manipulation of their own biology. New techniques, such as combining stem-cell transplants with the "recharging" of cells that power an amplifier in the ear, were discussed at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference.

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