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Gels to Repair Hearing Loss? Drugmakers Try New Ear Treatments

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  • Auris, Otonomy, GenVec, Autifony working on hearing drugs
  • Some drugmakers say market could reach billions of dollars

Sarah Povey spent her youth at rock concerts, sometimes going out five or six nights in a row, soaking up the live sound from nearby speakers. By her late 20s, she was diagnosed with severe tinnitus, a ringing in the ear that makes it hard to listen to any music at all.

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