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Research Toward a Cure

Hearing Health Foundation researchers are hard at work to find cures and treatments for hearing loss.

Hearing Restoration Project (HRP): 15 top scientists are working collaboratively to identify the steps required to regenerate the cells in the inner ear that enable us to hear sounds. Birds and fish are able to regenerate cells naturally after they are deafened by loud sounds or chemical exposure, but humans and other mammals cannot. HRP scientists are trying to understand how birds and fish do it—and to apply that knowledge to humans.
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Emerging Research Grants (ERG): Our ERG program provides seed funding to promising early-career hearing and balance research. Since 1958, we have awarded more than 2,000 grants—including research leading to cochlear implant technology—kick-starting the careers of today’s leading hearing and balance researchers.
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