• anterior
  • It consists of an anterior chamber and the cochlear duct, which subserves hearing and connects by way of the round saccule with the peripheral vestibular apparatus. (medscape.com)
  • Balance
  • This has organs that are responsible for normal balance mechanisms. (news-medical.net)
  • These ear stones then find their way into the vestibules of the balance organs, causing the dizziness. (hear.com)
  • But the ears aren't the only organs that help us balance. (kidshealth.org)
  • The ear is the organ of hearing and, in mammals, balance. (wikipedia.org)
  • Vestibular neuronitis - an infection of the vestibular nerve, generally viral, causing vertigo Cochlear Neuronitis - an infection of the Cochlear nerve, generally viral, causing sudden deafness but no vertigo Trauma - Injury to the skull may cause either a fracture or a concussion to the organ of balance. (wikipedia.org)
  • stereocilia
  • The utricle contains mechanoreceptors called hair cells that distinguish between degrees of tilting of the head, thanks to their apical stereocilia set-up. (wikipedia.org)
  • in the saccule they are oriented away from the striola The tips of the stereocilia and kinocilium are embedded in a gelatinous otolithic membrane. (wikipedia.org)
  • sensitivity
  • Research has shown, like songbirds, females in some species of fish show seasonal variation in auditory processing and the sensitivity of the saccule of females peaks during the breeding season. (wikipedia.org)