Barn owls and hearing loss

21/09/2017

It has been discovered that the nerve cells in barn owl ears can re-grow the hairs that detect sounds, so they do not suffer the progressive hearing loss that humans experience. Further research may help to treat hearing loss in humans.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/20/barn-owls-dont-lose-their-hearing-with-age-scientists-find