Cochlea

The cochlea, a part of the labyrinth, is a snail-shaped organ that converts sound vibrations from the middle ear into electrical signals. The auditory nerve carries these signals from the cochlea to the brain.

Source: NIDCD (NIH)1

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Cochlea: The part of the inner ear (Labyrinth) that is concerned with hearing. It forms the anterior part of the labyrinth, as a snail-like structure that is situated almost horizontally anterior to the Vestibular Labyrinth.2

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References

  1. Source: NIDCD (NIH): nidcd.nih.gov/ health/ ear-infections-children
  2. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

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