Research Challenges a Decades-Old Mechanism of How We Hear Sounds

This is an image of a lady with her head turned to the side, as though she's just heard someone calling her or a strange noiseResearchers have identified several novel functional mechanisms related to the inner hair cells of the ear. The findings may upend numerous longstanding theories about the working anatomical organization and workings of the ear, as well as provide new avenues for the development of technologies to improve hearing.