Interesting study and glad to see that they are looking at different things. I would say don't get wrapped around the numbers just yet, that study was only with 20 patients. That is not a very deep number, and I noticed no ages etc. It did say watching over a 24 year period, so what was the starting age of patients, cause I am guessing I will be deaf in my "good" ear in 24 years....I hope not, but I am already starting this at the 50 year mark, so trying to be a realist here.
I have not had hearing loss in my good ear, but I am only a few years into this journey, but I am at the 5 month post radiation. I just could not jump straight into surgery. I had an MRI today and waiting to have the results discussion with the doctor to see if the radiation is doing its thing.
To circle back around to your concerns with the molecules, absolutely concerning, I don't think too many of us have heard of that before. But I would like to see more data on the 20 subjects....
What are you doing right now? Treatment or WW? What size etc, what are you thinking of doing? Lets get you working on the more important and that I the here and now and what you can control. What treatment you want to do and get to the other side. You got this and you are at the right forum for getting questions answered.