Displacements of the organ of Corti by gel injections into the cochlear apex.

@article{Salt2009DisplacementsOT,
  title={Displacements of the organ of Corti by gel injections into the cochlear apex.},
  author={Alec Salt and Daniel J Brown and Jared J. Hartsock and Stefan K. Plontke},
  journal={Hearing research},
  year={2009},
  volume={250 1-2},
  pages={63-75}
}
In order to transduce sounds efficiently, the stereocilia of hair cells in the organ of Corti must be positioned optimally. Mechanical displacements, such as pressure differentials across the organ caused by endolymphatic hydrops, may impair sensitivity. Studying this phenomenon has been limited by the technical difficulty of inducing sustained displacements of stereocilia in vivo. We have found that small injections (0.5-2 microL) of Healon gel into the cochlear apex of guinea pigs produced… CONTINUE READING
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