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The cochlea is the auditory portion of the inner ear. It is a spiral-shaped cavity in the bony labyrinth, making 2.5 turns around its axis, the modiolus. A core component of the cochlea is the Organ of Corti, the sensory organ of hearing, which is distributed along the partition separating fluid chambers in the coiled tapered tube of the cochlea.
The name is from the Latin for snail shell, which is from the Greek κοχλίας kokhlias ("snail, screw"), from κόχλος kokhlos ("spiral shell") in reference to its coiled shape; the cochlea is coiled in most mammals, monotremes being the exceptions.
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Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a group of progenitor cells in the inner ear that can become the sensory hair cells and adjacent supporting cells that enable hearing. Studying these ...
Medical research Feb 26, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—The results published in Nature Communications enables us to consider eventual therapeutic strategies to restore the sensorial innervation of the cochlea, an organ essential to hearing.
Medical research Feb 18, 2013 | 4 / 5 (3) | 0 |
It has long been known that the inner ear actively amplifies sounds it receives, and that this amplification can be attributed to forces generated by outer hair cells in the cochlea. How the ear actually ...
Neuroscience Dec 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 2 |
(HealthDay) -- Infants delivered by Cesarean section are three times more likely than babies delivered vaginally to fail their first hearing test, which is performed shortly after birth, new research from ...
Pediatrics Jun 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Research at Victoria University aims to improve the diagnosis and treatment of hearing defects.
Medical research Feb 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new study shows that Kineret (anakinra), a medication approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, is effective in stopping the progression of organ damage in people with neonatal-onset multisystem inflammatory disease ...
Inflammatory disorders Feb 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- An ongoing study of 45 deaf children who had two cochlear implants finds that their language skills are within the normal range. Cochlear implants replace the eardrum by delivering an electric signal from ...
Medical research Oct 25, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Loud noise, especially repeated loud noise, is known to cause irreversible damage to the hair cells inside the cochlea and eventually lead to deafness. In mammals this is irreversible, however both birds and fish are able ...
Neuroscience Sep 02, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Usher syndrome is the most common form of combined congenital deaf-blindness in humans and affects 1 in 6,000 of the population. It is a recessive inherited disease that is both clinically and genetically ...
Genetics Jul 01, 2011 | not rated yet | 0