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The cochlea is the auditory portion of the inner ear. It is a spiral-shaped cavity in the bony labyrinth, in humans making 2.5 turns around its axis, the modiolus. A core component of the cochlea is the Organ of Corti, the sensory organ of hearing, which is distributed along the partition separating fluid chambers in the coiled tapered tube of the cochlea. It is found only in mammals and it is provided with hair cells or auditory sensory cells (the organ was named after the Italian anatomist Alfonso Giacomo Gaspare Corti (1822–1876), who conducted microscopic research of the mammalian auditory).
The cochlea is filled with a watery liquid, the perilymph, which moves in response to the vibrations coming from the middle ear via the oval window. As the fluid moves, the cochlear partition (basilar membrane and organ of Corti) moves; thousands of hair cells sense the motion via their stereocilia, and convert that motion to electrical signals that are communicated via neurotransmitters to many thousands of nerve cells. These primary auditory neurons transform the signals into electrochemical impulses known as action potentials, which travel along the auditory nerve to structures in the brainstem for further processing.
(Images source: Steve Gschmeissner. To read more details about sound’s transmission: here).
Hey all, So this September I will be part of the Red Bird Humanitarian Trip to Beverly, Kentucky. While there my classmates and I will be providing hearing and hearing aid services, ranging from diagnostic testing to ear wax removal to hearing aid fittings and more. Efforts will be directed towar…
I thought I might post this up since this is audiology related. I know most of the people that follow me are undergrad or graduate students but for the slight chance you’re a rich million… the link is for my donation page. Maybe you’re a HUGE yankee candle lover or online shopping nut (I’m not judging because I am one myself)… I have a link to my fundraising page where 40% of the proceeds go to my trip and the Red Bird community, right here: http://ow.ly/zJqGa
So, besides this AuDsome humanitarian trip coming in a few weeks; I just finished my last summer semester and first ever clerkship. It’s been a relaxing summer and a great experience! Now, I need to step up my game because I have a feeling the next clerkship at an ENT will be fast paced. I can’t believe I have less than 9 to 8 months left of school ever. I won’t have classes and finals for the rest of my life (besides continuing education). I’ve been in “school” since Pre-school and haven’t had a break since. I can’t wait for graduation.
For my week off before fall semester, I have my bestfriend/maid of honor (she doesn’t know yet) from high school visiting for a few days. Her husband and herself want to visit DC so it will be a great time.
Well, this tumblr has seen better days and have been more eventful but as a whole, I love what I’m doing and can’t wait to begin my career. It’s just a matter of picking what setting I would like to start it in.
The end of summer quarter is coming and somehow I’m feeling stressed even though it has been the easiest semester ever. We just had ethics, vestibular rehabilitation, ASL, and clerkship. I think I’m just stressed because my grades are relying on two huge projects for vestibular rehab and ASL, which I have no idea if I’m doing correctly. As long as I pass, that’s all I care about at this point.
My hospital clerkship so far has been interesting. I’ve done a lot of VNG and APD evaluations, which is why I picked the placement to begin with. Now I have to decide if a hospital setting is what I want to do for the 4th year externship. Decisions, decisions. My initial thoughts were applying to Kaiser Permanente somewhere in Northern California but I’ll need to do more research.
As of right now, we have an idea of our fall semester and it looks decent. I’ll be going to an ENT setting for my next rotation, this will be interesting because my current placement is very relax and (somewhat) slow paced. I have a feeling I need to step my game up for this one.