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Theoretical Cochlear Injury

Electromagnet omtone at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 2 03:34:53 EST 2003

Lets try a totally different one.

What symptoms would occur if a non-lethal* DNA virus infected the all
the cappilaries supplying all the hair cells in the organ of corti of
my left cochlea?

*Non-lethal means the virus does not kill its host cells but rather
transforms them to a cancerous state.

NOTE: The virus does not affect the hair cells directly. It attacks
the cells of the walls of the cappilaries supplying them.

What auditory symptoms would I experience?

Any aching or other annoying physical sensations?

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