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the snail-shaped tube (in the inner ear coiled around the modiolus) where sound vibrations are converted into nerve impulses by the organ of Corti

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Our studies have demonstrated that our small molecule and small-interfering nucleic acid approach is successful in hair cell regeneration in the cochlea.
As sound vibrations travel through the stapes and push the oval window into the inner ear, fluid waves are created in the inner ear that travel through the cochlea to dissipate at the round window.
MRI demonstrated T1-weighted hyperintensity and a complete loss of CISS signal in all three turns of the cochlea (figure 2, B), in the vestibule, and in the semicircular canals on the left.
This leads to failure of the cochlea and the vestibular organs, resulting in deafness and loss of balance.
Developed through extensive research and using state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, the HiFocus Mid-Scala electrode has been designed for optimal mid-scala placement in the cochlea to protect its delicate structures and preserve residual hearing.
NAC treatment directly after shooting in a bunkerlike room seems to give some protection of the cochlea.
Sophono's Alpha 1 hearing device system is comprised of a bone-anchored magnetic implant placed under the skin behind the ear, and an external audio processor that produces vibrations that travel through the skin and skull to the cochlea, enabling the wearer to hear.
The signals then stimulate the hearing nerve fibres in the cochlea which send the signals via the hearing nerve to the brain, where they are recognised as sounds.
A subsequent postoperative CT scan showed patency of the right cochlea and the patient was successfully implanted on that side at a second stage.
DAMASCUS, (SANA) -- Ministry of Health and al-Bustan Charity on Monday signed A cooperation agreement on establishing a Hearing and Cochlea Implant Unit in Damascus Hospital, in addition to cornea transplant department.
Hearing impairment is often associated with damage to the hair cells of the cochlea (inner ear) and an area of the cochlea with complete loss of function is known as a "dead region".
The microscopic hairs of the cochlea in the inner ear become damaged and repair themselves over the next 48 hours.
When a pregnant woman catches a viral infection such as measles, rubella or mumps, the virus is passed through the placenta to the foetus and destroys the cochlea," he further adds.
The cochlea is that part of inner ear where mechanical signals (acoustic pressure) into electrical signals are converted and consequently decomposed into simple frequency components.