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A Cure For Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Is Within Our Grasp
Incredibly, the promise of a cure for hearing loss and tinnitus is very real. And underlying that promise is the discovery that chickens have the ability to spontaneously restore their hearing.  Hearing Health Foundation’s (HHF) Hearing Restoration Project (HRP) is aiming to enable just that in humans.
We need your help to cure hearing loss and tinnitus in our lifetime.
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How Can a Chicken Cure Hearing Loss and Tinnitus?
Many types of hearing loss result from damage to the delicate hair cells of the inner ear. Humans can't regrow these cells—but in a game-changing breakthrough in 1987, HHF-funded scientists discovered that birds can. Now the race is on to apply this discovery to cure hearing loss and tinnitus in humans. Learn about the Hearing Restoration Project.
A Cure Is Possible in Our Lifetime
HHF has a concrete plan to translate early-phase discovery research into a genuine, biologic cure for hearing loss and tinnitus. See our research plan and currently funded projects.
The Best Scientists at Top Universities
Our scientists at Harvard, Stanford, and other top institutions are some of the most talented and inspired researchers studying hair cell regeneration in the ear, and their work has already contributed significantly to the field. Meet the researchers.
Sharing Data to Accelerate Breakthroughs
Thanks to our innovative consortium model, our researchers openly share data, tools, and information to expedite the timeline to a cure. Learn more about our consortium model.
Building on Past Successes
Fifty years ago, restoring hearing to a person with hearing loss seemed like a dream. Since then, HHF funded research led to the development of cochlear implants and many of today's other standard treatments.  Today, HHF funded researchers are working on another dream - restoring hearing biologically. Learn how we're delivering innovative solutions again.
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