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Severe Weather Alert - Updated: 8:00 am, January 18, 2018

All Wake Forest Baptist Health clinics will delay opening today (January 18) until 12pm and will remain open until 5pm. Urgent Care – Clemmons and Urgent Care – Mocksville will open at 10am. All clinics will delay opening tomorrow (January 19) until 10am. 
If you have questions, please contact the clinic directly.

Word! Cochlea

Word! Cochlea

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Cochlea

(En español:Cóclea)

Say: ko-klee-uh

The cochlea looks like a spiral-shaped snail shell deep in your ear. And it plays an important part in helping you hear: it changes sounds into nerve messages and sends them to your brain. After the eardrum takes in a sound, the sound gets turned into a vibration that travels to the cochlea. There, the tiny hairs that line the cochlea move and shake, sending messages to your brain that you hear a sound. And this all happens in a split second!