Effect of absence of cochlear outer hair cells on behavioural auditory threshold

Allen Ryan*, Peter Dallos

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Abstract

THE function of the two populations of sensory cells in the mammalian inner ear is not well understood. Anatomical evidence indicates that the inner hair cells (IHCs) and the outer hair cells (OHCs) play separate roles in the transduction of acoustic stimuli1. Furthermore, there have been numerous proposals attributing different roles to the two hair cell populations in the production of the various cochlear potentials2-5. On the other hand, theoretical considerations and the interpretation of data from several experiments have led to suggestions of different types of interaction between the OHCs and IHCs6-8.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-46
Number of pages3
JournalNature
Volume253
Issue number5486
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1975

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