cochlear microphonics

coch·le·ar mic·ro·phon·ics

(kok'lē-ar mī'krō-fon'ikz)
Bioelectric potentials produced by the hair cells of the spiral organ (organ of Corti) in response to sound that faithfully represent the frequency and intensity of the acoustic stimulation.
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7,8] They found that perfusion of air into the scala tympani resulted in a drastic decrease in the cochlear microphonics and in the amplitude of the compound action potential.
8] They discovered that even a small amount of air in the scala vestibuli resulted in a decrease in the cochlear microphonics, the action potential, and the endocochlear potential.