Hair Cell Regeneration (IMAGE) Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Caption A combination of drugs and growth factors expands stems cells expressing Lgr5 and then converts them into hair cells. Generation of hair cells is a potential treatment for deafness caused by damage to the inner ear. Credit Will McLean, Albert Edge, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.