At our May 6 meeting, MontCo member Jim Saunders spoke about hair cell regeneration in the cochlea. . Dr. Saunders has spent years researching the topic and always creates stimulating presentations.
He reviewed the essential processes of hearing, and the history of attempts to reverse hearing loss.
Dr. Saunders’ summary:
In the late 1980’s it was reported that the inner ear of the chick was capable of regenerating new hair cells, replacing those lost to various forms of ototrauma. Subsequent research showed that the new hair cells restored hearing to near normal capacity. Hair cell regeneration does not occur in the cochlea of mammals, and the question of whether or not this process could be induced in the mammalian inner ear has been
A CART transcript of the the meeting is available on request to hlaamcc(at)gmail.com
Our June 3 meeting will be a discussion of chapter functions, especially the propose scholarship support for the MCIU.
Please join us for this important discussion.