Best supporting actors — in your ears? Research points to potential way to restore hearing

12 noviembre 2014

There’s a cast of characters deep inside your ears — many kinds of tiny cells working together to allow you to hear. The lead actors, called hair cells, play the crucial role in carrying sound signals to the brain. But new research shows that when it comes to restoring lost hearing ability, the spotlight may fall on some of the ear’s supporting actors – and their understudies.