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Otoliths

Summary Information: Otoliths

Otoliths: The otoliths are one component of the vestibular system of the inner ear, the deepest cavity of the ear. The otoliths are a gelatinous material, which include crystals, located within the utricle and the saccule in the vestibule. They are vital to key to maintaining a sense of equilibrium. As the position of the head changes the otolighs bend the hair cells, which create impulses that carry messages about positioning and balance to the brain.

Conditions that can afflict the otolighs include benign paroxysmal positional vertigo and trauma.

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