Summary: In Case You Didn’t Hear

This summer I have worked on a research project with the aim to develop a method to consistently damage zebra finch hearing.  This is a short term goal for the larger project of assessing whether removing SARM 1 (Sterile Alpha and TIR Motif Containing Protein 1) will prevent hearing loss or promote healing.  SARM 1 is a […]

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss and Axonal Integrity

Hearing loss is a significant problem in the United States especially concerning soldiers returning from war.  The underlying reason for the damage is not known.  The degeneration of hair cells was thought to result in permanent and temporary hearing loss; however recent research suggests that hair cells regenerate.  Permanent hearing loss can no longer be […]