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'Holy Grail' of Hearing: True Identity of Pivotal Hearing Structure Is Revealed - September 5, 2007.

Our ability to hear is made possible by way of a Rube Goldberg-style process in which sound vibrations entering the ear shake and jostle a successive chain of structures until, lo and behold, they are converted into electrical signals that can be interpreted by the brain. Exactly how the electrical signal is generated has been the subject of ongoing research interest.

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