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Sensory Receptors for Hearing

Summary Information: Sensory Receptors for Hearing

Sensory Receptors for Hearing: The sensory receptors for hearing are specialized types of sensory receptors that are located in the inner ear. The sensory receptors for hearing play an important role in sensing sound waves or vibrations and in hearing. The sensory receptors for hearing are not found in hair but are named after the hair-like appearance of their microvilli, protrusions from the cells and move and bend similar to hair. The movement and bending of the sensory receptors for hearing generate impulses or signals from the sound vibrations in the fluid of the cochlea. These impulses are picked up by the 8th cranial nerve and carried to the brain.

Conditions that can afflict the sensory receptors for hearing include deterioration of the hair cells, aging, chronic exposure to loud noise, nerve deafness, and trauma.

Closely Related Organs: Sensory Receptors for Hearing

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Sensory Receptors for Hearing

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Other Names: Sensory Receptors for Hearing

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Sensory Receptors for Hearing

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