Taking a Picture of Hair Cells / Ear Damage

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    1. Emil Mikalsen
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      Is it possible to get a picture taken of your inner ear hair cells? would be good to know if there is any damage or how severe it is :)
       
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    2. Mr. Cartman
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      Not sure about the picture, but Ive read about electrocochleography which has the ability to measure electrical potentials of the inner ear.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrocochleography

      I do believe I have read that its possible to have images taken of the cilia inisde the cochlea without slicing it up under a microscope :)

      But I think everyone will probably have some missing hairs to some extent, and from what I understand its a natural aging process :)
       
    3. JC1859

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      There's a thread on here with a black and white image showing what happens when the ear is damaged, can anyone remind me what it is, please? I've been looking for it for ages now :)
       
    4. bwspot

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      Just type
      "Damaged hair cells"
      In Google images search
       
    5. attheedgeofscience
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    6. JC1859

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      Thanks both. I was actually refering to another picture, but I'm sure that is the same thing.

      Can I ask you a question about that picture? If someones ears looked mostly like the first photo, with healthy stereocilia and just one or two missing, what would that mean, if anything? I know it's a daft question :)
       
    7. JC1859

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      Or would someone with Hyperacusis be missing lots of stereocilia, and missing one or two would mean they didn't have Hyperacusis?
       
    8. Markku
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    9. beemovie

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      It is a good question, but probably does not matter since I am pretty sure that there is no way to get a image of your hair cells unless you're no longer living.
       
    10. Ozzy
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    11. Ozzy
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    12. Asian

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      After watching the second video, I am even scared to touch my ears now:p
       
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    13. JC1859

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      Just assume you could have an image? :)
       
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    14. Emil Mikalsen
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      It would be pretty handy to have, but i guess it's not possible. :rolleyes:
       
    15. JC1859

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      It sounds daft, but sometimes I have dreams that are prophetic or show me how to resolve a problem. Well, I had a dream that showed an image of, I think, stereocilia, as I'd never seen an image of that before my dream or even heard of it. In my dream I think it showed me that I perhaps had one or two shorter/damaged/missing/whatever the term is stereocilia, so that's why I asked, as it may shed some light on my situation. So, nobody has any thoughts on what one or two damaged stereocilia would indicate?
       
    16. Valentin

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      http://www.sickkids.ca/Research/Auditory-science-laboratory/Hearing-loss/

      there are very interesting examples of damaged cochlea, very different than just broken hair cells.
       
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    17. Viktor Salvatore
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      ahh man...that is depressing. So much detail...so small so inside...ahhh.
       
    18. Ricky81
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      DPOAE test will show you hair cell strength.
       

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