2015 Hearing & Balance


This question addresses: similarities and differences among hair cells.

Both types of hair cells are mechanoreceptors, so the correct answer is B.

Type I and type II hair cells have different afferent and efferent innervation, and only outer hair cells contract, leading to the generation of otoacoustic emissions.

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