Apr 16, 2013 4:45 AM by Lacey Steele

Short term hearing loss may not mean permanent damage

New research reveals short-term hearing loss after a loud concert does not indicate damage.

Instead it's the body's way to cope.

The study found when a person is exposed to noise, cells in the inner ear release a hormone causing a temporary reduction in hearing sensitivity.

That's to protect it from permanent damage.

Scientists discovered this by experimenting with lab mice that had no receptor to help buffer loud noises.


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