Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Reissner's Membrane

Reissner's membrane is a thin flexible layer of epitheial tissue which separates the scala media (or cochlear duct) from the scala vestibuli of the cochlea in the inner ear. The Reissner's membrane is flexible enough to transmit the vibrating waves that go through the fluid-filled scala vestibuli down to the organ of Corti, stimulating the hair cells inside as the vibratory energy transforms into nerve impulses.