Priority 6 from the Mild to Moderate Hearing Loss PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Can stem cell therapy offer a cure for mild to moderate hearing loss in adults? (JLA PSP Priority 6)
Overall ranking 6
JLA question ID 0033/6
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP
Evidence To follow
Health Research Classification System category Ear
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples

Does stem cell research offer hope of a cure? If so, when?  ~  Stem cell research for the regrowth of hairs in the inner ear.  ~  Can stem cell research lead to renewal of degenerative parts?  ~  Could stem cell therapy help to cure hearing loss?  ~  Is stem cell therapy a possible option for regenerating hair cells in the cochlea?  ~  Can stem cell treatment cure hearing loss?  ~  Where research with stem is cells and is this likely to be the best solution in the long term?  ~  Stem cell research  ~  Stem cell Treatment  ~  Is stem cell treatment an option?  ~  Use of stem cell treatments to get missing hairs to regrow in my ear!!  ~  Regrow complete ears  ~  What new research is there on cochlear hair cell resurrection?  ~  Is gene therapy a future solution? Can the ear be re-generated?  ~  What options are there for hearing regeneration, stem cells, gene therapy etc and when will they be available.  ~  Which regenerative approaches carry the greatest potential?  ~  Cochlear hair cells - can research find a way for these cells to regrow?  ~  When will hair cell regeneration be tested on humans?  ~  Stem cells are used to "grow" new parts for the body does this research include the ossicular chain?  ~ Genetic testing and remedy - when available

Submitted by Service users x 17, Clinicians x 2, Others x 2
Outcomes to be measured Cure for hearing loss, Regeneration of hair cells in the inner ear, Re-generation of the ear, Human testing
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0033
PSP name Mild to Moderate Hearing Loss
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 87  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 3 September 2015