NEWS - Sound-sensing cells regenerated in ears of mice with hearing damage

For years, scientists have thought that sound-sensing hair cells in the inner ear are not replaced once they're lost, but new research reveals that supporting cells in the ear can turn into hair cells in newborn mice. If the findings can be applied to older animals, they may lead to ways to help stimulate cell replacement in adults and to the design of treatment strategies for people suffering from deafness due to hair cell loss ...

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140220132156.ht