In the inner ear, specialized sensors called auditory hair
cells are vital to the ability to hear.
Three days later, microscopic photos of the animals' inner ears confirmed that the drugs had destroyed all the auditory hair
cells, leaving the animals profoundly deaf.
(18) The aim of the present study was to investigate the possible protective effect of resveratrol against gentamicin toxicity in auditory hair
cells (HCs) in vitro.
The transduction channel filter in auditory hair
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(173) Methionine can also provide protection against the ototoxic effects of cisplatin; D-methionine suppresses cisplatin-induced damage to auditory hair
cells in organotypic cultures.
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