By Tara Guastella
This Sunday Sept. 15, HHF is sponsoring and exhibiting at the 92 Street Y Street Festival on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. This festival draws thousands of attendees and we are excited to meet with New Yorkers to talk with them about our work to develop a cure for hearing loss and tinnitus.
Did you know that a chicken holds the key to a cure for hearing loss and tinnitus? More than 25 years ago, research partially funded by HHF led to the discovery that chickens can spontaneously regenerate the sensitive hair cells needed for hearing in order to restore their hearing. This knowledge is the underlying basis for our Hearing Restoration Project (HRP). Our consortium of researchers, all leaders in their fields, are working together to take what we know happens in chickens (and most non-mammals) and apply that to humans.
Lots of fun chicken-related giveaways, perfect for all ages, will be provided to attendees along with information on ways you can get involved to support a cure. If you’re in the NYC area, make sure to stop by our booth #323, pick up some goodies, and learn more. See you there!
The 92 St. Y Street Festival is taking place from 12 - 5pm on Lexington Avenue between 79th Street and 96th Street in NYC.