New Research on Short-term Hearing Loss

9:35 AM, May 6, 2013   |    comments
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new research reveals short-term hearing loss after a loud concert does not indicate damage ... but instead is the body's way to cope.

the study found when a person is exposed to noise ... cells in the inner ear release a hormone causing a temporary reduction in hearing sensitivity -- in order to protect it from permanent damage.

scientists discovered this by experimenting with lab mice that had no receptor to help buffer loud noises.

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