Scientists identify potential therapeutic targets to prevent hearing loss caused by some antibiotics

New ways to study why an antibiotic class causes permanent hearing loss in people.

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Inner ear sensory cells. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of bundles of cilia (hair cells, pink) situated in the macula utriculi within the labyrinth of the human inner ear. Each bundle comprises many stereocilia and one long kinocilium. Credit: Steve Gschmeissner/Science Photo Library