September 25, 2018

 

Stem Cell Therapy for Hearing Loss-Hope Medical Group

Stem cell treatment for hearing loss

Environmental noise is a common and preventable cause of hearing loss in industrialized societies. Hearing loss that is caused by the noise exposure due to recreational or nonoccupational activities is termed socioacusis.

Hearing loss due to injurious noise at workplace is referred to as occupational noise-induced hearing loss (ONIHL). The term acoustic trauma means the hearing loss due to single exposure to intense sound.

ONIHL is a more common cause of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and much more serious problem than socioacusis for the following 2 reasons: (1) The threat of loss of employment may convince people to remain in environments with noise levels higher than they would otherwise accept, and (2) in the workplace, high levels of noise may be sustained on a regular basis for many hours each day over many years. Consequently, occupational noise exposure has drawn the most attention and is the best studied.

Hair cells are the sensory receptors located within the inner ear. Microscopically, hair cells appear as if they have hairs because of tiny structures called stereocilia that extend from their surfaces.

Auditory hair cells are located in the organ of Corti of the cochlea, and they are involved in detecting sounds. Auditory hair cells convert sound information into electrical signals that are sent via nerve fibers to the brain and processed. Vestibular hair cells are located in the vestibular (balance) organs of the inner ear (utricle, saccule, ampullae).

They detect changes in head position and send this information to the brain via nerve fibers. This information is used to help maintain body posture, eye position and balance. Without auditory or vestibular hair cells, the energy derived from sound waves or gravity is not converted into neural signals, and hearing or balance deficits ensue.


Signs and symptoms of hearing loss may include:

. Muffling of speech and other sounds
. Difficulty understanding words, especially against background noise or in a crowd of people
. Frequently asking others to speak more slowly, clearly and loudly
. Needing to turn up the volume of the television or radio
. Withdrawal from conversations
. Avoidance of some social settings.

Your hearing may have deteriorated if you find that it's harder to understand everything that's said in conversation, especially when there's background noise; if sounds seem muffled; or if you find yourself having to turn the volume higher when you listen to music, the radio or television.


Stem cell treatment to cure hearing loss

To restore hearing, we need to produce millions of hair cells. Stem cells treatment can help combat hearing loss associated with old-age, disease or trauma and stem cells can turn into hair cells.

Stem cells are unspecialized cells that have not yet differentiated into any specific type. They are unique because they can reproduce themselves infinitely. They can also generate more specialized cell types, such as muscle, nerve or bone cells. They are found in a number of the body’s tissues and organs and occur from the earliest stages of development (embryonic stem cells) to adulthood (adult stem cells). .

The ability to create new body tissue means stem cells can use to generate cells to replace diseased and damaged body tissues. These tissues can treat patients whose tissue is diseased or damaged through injury.

 At Hope Medical Group we use adult stem cells therapy via umbilical cord stem cells to treat hearing loss.

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