auditory nerve


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auditory nerve

au′ditory nerve`


n.
either of the pair of eighth cranial nerves, composed of sensory fibers that innervate the inner ear.

auditory nerve

The nerve that carries sensory information for sound and balance from the ear to the brain. The auditory nerve is a cranial nerve.
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Noun1.auditory nerve - a composite sensory nerve supplying the hair cells of the vestibular organ and the hair cells of the cochlea
auditory system - the sensory system for hearing
cranial nerve - any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem
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If you wound the optic nerve, you merely see flashes of light,-- just as disease of the auditory nerve merely means a humming in our ears.
I have just spoken of that morbid condition of the auditory nerve which rendered all music intolerable to the sufferer, with the exception of certain effects of stringed instruments.
By contrast, cochlear implants bypass damaged parts of the ear and stimulate the auditory nerve.
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The potassium influx excites the hair cell, which in turn excites the nerve cell that enters the brain in the auditory nerve.
They create the perception of the sensation of sound by stimulating the auditory nerve using electrodes, which have a limited range of frequencies they can pick up.
But the first recordings of auditory nerve cells firing inside a spider brain suggest that the Phidippus audax jumping spider picks up airborne sounds from at least three meters away, says Ronald Hoy of Cornell University.
EAS represents the latest innovation in hearing implants, and is the combination of two technologies: the revolutionary Synchrony cochlear implant that stimulates the auditory nerve for high-frequency hearing loss, and the Sonnet EAS audio processor, with built-in acoustic amplification for low-frequency hearing loss.
It is generated by synchronous firing of neurons along auditory nerve, cochlear nuclei, superior olivary nucleus, lateral lemniscus, and inferior colliculus.
Continuous supply of cochlear implants for channeling auditory deaf individuals through electrical stimulation of the auditory nerve.