UK Study Models Dysmyelination of Auditory Nerve

The research has reportedly shown for the first time the closer links between a deficit in the myelin sheath surrounding the auditory nerve and hearing loss. “This research is innovative because data modeling [simulations] was used on previous morphological data and assessed that physical changes to the myelin coat were the principal cause of the deficit,” says researcher Martine Hamann, PhD, of the University of Leicester.