Nov
10
2016

Scientists discover that sea anemome proteins could hold the key to repairing damaged human hearing

Deafness in humans can be caused when the air cells in the cochlea of the human ear are damaged.

Such damage can occur through exposure to excessive levels of noise in a noisy workplace, musical areas or when carrying out a noisy activities such as motorcycling or shooting.

Once cochlea hairs in humans or other mammals are damaged then the hearing loss or tinnitus which results is usually considered to be permanent.

Recent scientific research has however indicated that sea anemones may hold the key to the ability to potentially repair traumatised human hair cells in the future.

In a recent article in the Journal of Experimental Biology scientists discovered that sea anemones have the capacity to repair damaged hair bundles.  The underwater creatures were found to secrete repair proteins.

Scientific experiements using repair proteins derived from sea anemones were shown to assist in restoring normal hearing function to damaged hair cells in the cochlea of mice.

Ultimately the findings of the research may allow scientists to develop ways to repair damaged human cochlea hairs.  This could potentially ultimately lead to a cure to being developed to noise induced deafness and tinnitus and other forms of deafness arising from damages cochlea hairs.

No immediate cure or treatment is expected to be available however.

If you have been exposed to excessive levels of noise in your workplace or elsewhere and you are experiencing difficulties with your hearing or symptoms of tinnitus then you may be able to bring a No Win No Fee claim for hearing loss compensation.

Our expert hearing loss solicitors will be happy to discuss your circumstances and potential hearing loss claim with you.

What’s My Deafness Claim Worth has extensive experience in dealing with people suffering with hearing loss and tinnitus. We have a specialist team of solicitors, as well as a fully trained audiologist, who will fight for the compensation that you deserve. Our team understands that it can be a very difficult and daunting time for you and they will do their best to offer an unparalleled support network and specialist legal expertise. If you have suffered a personal injury, which was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.If you are suffering from loss of hearing, buzzing or ringing in your ears, you may be entitled to claim for compensation.

If you have been affected by hearing loss or exposure to noisy working environments you should not hesitate to contact us or to try our ‘Calculate my Claim’ feature on the right hand side of this page to see what your claim may be worth. We understand that the symptoms that you are suffering from can have serious consequences on your day to day life. When fighting for your compensation we take into account any time you have had to take off work, any treatment you have had to pay for including the cost of hearing aids and any other losses that you may have incurred.

All claims are dealt with on a no win, no fee basis.

Call 0800 849 8700 to speak to a member of our specialist team of Industrial Disease lawyers who will assist you further with this matter.

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