Inner Ear

David Furness Kelle University/Photo Researchers, Inc.

The spiral-shaped organ of Corti, found in the cochlea, houses the sensitive hair cells that convert sound vibrations into nerve impulses. These signals then travel along the auditory nerve to the brain.

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