Labyrinth

The inner ear contains the labyrinth, which help us keep our balance. 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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The labyrinth is composed of the semicircular canals, the otolithic organs (i.e., utricle and saccule), and the cochlea. Inside their walls (bony labyrinth) are thin, pliable tubes and sacs (membranous labyrinth) filled with endolymph.

Source: NIDCD (NIH)2

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References

  1. Source: NIDCD (NIH): nidcd.nih.gov/ health/ ear-infections-children
  2. Source: NIDCD (NIH): nidcd.nih.gov/ health/ menieres-disease

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