Tissue resistivities determine the current flow in the cochlea.

  title={Tissue resistivities determine the current flow in the cochlea.},
  author={Alan Gerard Micco and Claus-Peter Richter},
  journal={Current opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck surgery},
  volume={14 5},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW In individuals with severe to profound hearing loss, cochlear implants bypass normal inner ear function by applying electrical current directly into the cochlea, thereby stimulating cochlear nerve fibers. Stimulating discrete populations of spiral ganglion cells in cochlear implant users' ears is similar to the encoding of small acoustic frequency bands in a normal-hearing person's ear. Thus, spiral ganglion cells stimulated by an electrode convey the information contained by… CONTINUE READING


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