, Volume 34, Issue 3, pp 363-364

Endolymphatic leakage in case of acute loss of cochlear microphonics

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Summary

Rapid loss of cochlear microphonics in guinea-pigs previously exposed to high-energy impulse noise was shown to be related to the breakdown of the endolymphatic boundary. The cochlear duct was rendered leaky by deterioration of the reticular membrane, and damage of sensory and supporting cells.

Aided by grants from the Ministerium für Gesundheitswesen der DDR.