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sensory hair

Specialized epithelial cells with hairlike processes.
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However, scientists have long observed that other animals -- namely birds, frogs, and fish -- have been shown to have the ability to regenerate lost sensory hair cells.
Voltage-dependent conductances in cephalopod primary sensory hair cells.
The work shows that a small number of cells can migrate to the damaged cochlea and repair sensory hair cells and neurons.
Scientists are experimenting with stem cells, coaxing them to grow new sensory hair cells inside the inner ear.
In AISNHL, the body makes antibodies against the sensory hair cells and their supporting cells within the cochlea.
RNID said there were ways of preventing this ototoxicity - damage to the sensory hair cells of the inner ear caused by drugs.
As well as the affront to our mental tolerance levels, noise generates a specific onslaught on our inner ear mechanisms where any damage to the sensory hair cells is deemed irreparable.
More than 80% of all cases of hearing loss can be attributed to the degeneration and death of sensory hair cells and their associated spiral ganglion neurons.
Hair cell degeneration is dispersed over the sensory epithelium, although hair cell loss is more concentrated in the central region of the crista, which is the part of the semicircular canals that contains the sensory hair cells (Rosenhall, 1973).
Excessive noise causes hearing impairment by progressively damaging the sensory hair cells of the cochlea.
Virtually all hearing deficits in humans arise from damage and/or loss of key cells in the inner ear called sensory hair cells.
There's age-related hearing loss (starts at 60) or presbycusisin which hearing is affected by the loss of sensory hair cells of the inner ear.