Dr Ruth Taylor is working on research to try to understand why sensory cells die. In particular, she is looking at why the death of sensory cells continues over long periods of time once triggered by initial exposure to a damaging effect such as loud noise.
“Once sound detecting cells (that convert sound vibrations for the brain to understand) are lost, they are not replaced and that’s why hearing loss is permanent. With the support of RNID, we are carrying out research into why sensory cells die and how best to prevent this.” Ruth
For a full transcript and subtitled version of this video, as well as more information on RNID's work, please visit rnidimpact.org.uk/vimeo/
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