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If someone can show me what the inner ear hairs of a pig look like, I'd appreciate that.
There is no way to grow new inner ear hair (stereocilia) in people, but maybe pigs have inner ears that could be
transplanted to persons? I read this in a 2011 site on pig's inner ears: "The anatomy investigated presented itself as highly comparable to that of the human. Differing from literature, no fourth ossicle could be found. The porcine dimensions and lever ratios determined match the humans far better than those of all established animal models. The obtained transfer function was congruent to the human one. This underlines the suitability of the pig as an animal model for middle ear implants."
 
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