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Imaging technique offers look inside hearing loss

Two-photon microscopy visualizes hair cells in inner ear

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12:11pm, February 18, 2013

BOSTON — For the first time, researchers have snapped pictures of mouse inner ear cells using an approach that doesn’t damage tissue or require elaborate dyes. The approach could offer a way to investigate hearing loss — the most common sensory deficit in the world — and may help guide the placement of cochlear devices or other implants.

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