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Figure 1: Structural arrangement of hair cell stereocilia. (a) Scanning electron micrograph normal outer hair cells. ((b) and (c)) Structure and linkages of stereocilia. In the right-hand panel, adapted from Saunders et al. [1], potential sites for damage due to acoustic trauma are indicated (A–E; see text).