Cure for Hearing Loss in a Decade Accelerates as Nation's "Dream Team" of Scientists Collaborate

The Hearing Health Foundation recently hosted their 2011 Summit Conference: The Promise of Cell Regeneration. The conference brought together the nation’s leaders in the field of cell regeneration
research in the ear to discuss current research and potential therapies
to restore hearing through the Hearing Restoration Project (HRP). The HRP is a Consortium made up of some of the most talented, creative,
inspired researchers in the area of cell regeneration in the ear, both
mid-level and senior-level investigators whose work has already
contributed significantly to the field. Hearing loss affects 36 Million Americans, 60 percent of returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, and 1 in 5 adolescents and this field of research is bringing hope to the possibility of developing a cure for hearing loss.