Physiologic Changes in the Ears, Nose, and Throat

  • John F. Kveton
  • Ravi Goravalingappa


Aging, a phenomenon common to all multicellular organisms, results in multisystem dysfunction and ultimately death. The timing and rate of the aging process is species-dependent, which has led to the development of the concepts of chronologic age versus biologic age. The specific control mechanisms of the aging process are poorly understood, but aging has been theorized to be completely controlled by genetic and other biochemical changes that result from replication errors in RNA synthesis.1


Hearing Loss Hair Cell Auditory Nerve Semicircular Canal Basilar Membrane 
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  • Ravi Goravalingappa

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