Inner Ear Discovery Helps Explain How Sound Waves Become Brain Signals

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Interesting Facts About Ears dives into some new research that sheds light on very interesting facts about ears.  The article does a great job explaining the basics related to the inner ear and cochlea while introducing fascinating new research related to proteins and how hearing really works.

A high-powered microscope shows mouse ear close up, revealing bundles of inner and outer hair cells in the cochlea. The white filaments here are hairs of the bundles. Those are connected by tip links.(Credit: Tobias Bartsch) Scientists at Rockefeller University claim they’ve pinpointed a protein in the ear that […]

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