Nanoparticle delivery into inner ear may help hearing loss

Scientists around the world are looking at delivery of nanoparticles to the inner ear as a possible method of treating people who suffer from hearing disorders. Scientists in China and Austria have separate studies going on, although it is all very early stage. And the European Commission is funding a project called NANOEAR, in which scientists from several European countries are looking into where nanoparticles travel in the inner ear and if they could be harmful or useful. More