CILIARY MECHANICS IN THE ADULT ORGAN OF CORTI

  • Hallworth, Richard J., (PI)

Project: Research project

Description

The long-term objective of this study is to examine force generation by
hair cell cilia in the adult organ of Corti. Knowledge of cilia
physiology is central to our understanding of cochlear transduction.
Further, force generation by cilia is a likely source of mechanical
energy input to the cochlea, and may therefore contribute to cochlear
frequency selectivity and the generation of acoustic emissions.
Specifically, the studies are designed to help develop a preparation to
enable in vitro studies of cochlear hair cell cilia.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date4/1/933/31/96

Funding

  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health: $25,391.00

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Organ of Corti
Cilia
Mechanics
Cochlea
Auditory Hair Cells
Acoustics