Figure. 1.1.10 top right

Figure. 1.1.10 Inner ear organ of Corti. Color SEM of a section through the human inner ear, showing the
organ of Corti (spiral organ). At the top right can be seen four rows of hair cells, supported by pillar-like
Dieter cells. Each hair cell contains up to 100 individual hairs. The hairs translate mechanical movement
caused by their displacement by sound waves into electrical impulses, which are transmitted to the brain
via the cochlear nerve (visual photos)