Despite their name, hair cells aren’t found on top of your head. They reside in the ear, converting sound vibrations into electrical messages.
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Age-Related Hearing Loss. (2020, April 14). Retrieved June 15, 2020, from https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/age-related-hearing-loss
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