Scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin are testing a new therapy aimed at reversing the most common form of hearing loss.

The therapy being tested is meant for patients with sensorineural hearing loss, or SNHL, which accounts for 90 percent of all hearing loss. The condition results from chronic noise exposure, aging, some viral infections and other causes.

Dr. Michael Harris, principal investigator and assistant professor at MCW, says no treatments are currently approved for this condition.

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