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inner ear

n.
The portion of the ear located within the temporal bone that is involved in both hearing and balance and includes the semicircular canals, vestibule, and cochlea. Also called internal ear, labyrinth.
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STRUCTURE OF THE INNER EAR

inner ear

The portion of the ear consisting of the cochlea, the vestibule, and the bony semicircular canals, which contain the receptors for static and dynamic equilibrium. The receptors are innervated by the vestibulocochlear nerve. Synonym: auris interna; Internal ear
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See also: ear

Inner ear

The interior section of the ear, where sound vibrations and information about balance are translated into nerve impulses.
Mentioned in: Cochlear Implants
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Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common form of hearing loss, resulting from damage to the hair cells in the inner ear or problems with the nerve pathways that convert sound waves from the inner ear to the brain.
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is brought on by specific head movements which cause crystals in the inner ear to move into the wrong position.
Therefore, with respect to both inner ear BC mechanisms of fluid inertia (mechanism 3) and distortion (mechanism 4), the displacements of the oval window would then be greater and more similar to those of the round window.
All these stimulate the inner ear, bringing on the vertigo attacks.
When fluid from the inner ear begins to move out to compensate for the dehydration, it triggers the imbalance.
Nowadays, cochlear implant system which has been successfully applied all over the world can recover hearing ability of these patients.1,2 For a successful cochlear implant surgery, anatomical structures of the inner ear and auditory nerve should be intact.
Eri Hashino and Karl Koehler, however, have derived methods for generating inner ear organoids from pluripotent stem cells in a dish.
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Both Proxl and prospero play important roles in the development of various embryonic tissues and organs, such as the central nervous system [18,19] and inner ear [7, 20,21].
Doctors do not take biopsies of the inner ear. This is because it is very difficult to reach without causing problems to other structures around it.
The inner ear proportions of these ancient reptiles matched those of modern day crocodiles and whales who move very similarly in the way their ancient inner ear doppelgangers did.