Repairing Cochlear Synaptopathy

Grant number: 1142910 | Funding period: 2018 - 2020



Most adults will have already sustained damage to the tiny connections between hearing cells and nerve cells; a missing link in their auditory pathway. There is no way to repair the damage and our hearing will worsen over time. We now have compelling evidence that a growth factor therapy to the inner ear restores the connections. We will deliver world-first data to justify and set the parameters for a clinical trial for a therapy to treat hearing loss for the first time.