Ears May Have Natural Defense Against Loud Noise, Mouse Study Shows

February 20, 2015 5:00 PM

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FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ears have a natural mechanism to help protect them against extremely loud and damaging noises, new research suggests.

Researchers pinpointed a connection from a part of the ear known as the cochlea to the brain that warns of intense incoming noise. The cochlea is the hearing part of the inner ear.

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