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Figure 15. The left panel shows normal stereocilia (or hair bundles) associated with inner hair cells in the cochlea.

Figure 15

The left panel shows normal stereocilia (or hair bundles) associated with inner hair cells in the cochlea. The middle and right panels show noise-induced damage to hair cells. Note the bent-over stereocilia in the middle panel. The right panel shows missing and fused stereocilia.

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