cochlear nerve


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cochlear nerve

n.
One of two divisions of the vestibulocochlear nerve that facilitate hearing by conducting stimuli to the brain.
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The motion of fluid in the cochlea stimulates hair cells in the Organ of Corti which, in turn, generate action potentials that are transmitted via the cochlear nerve through the central auditory pathway to the auditory cortex.
The toddler was born completely deaf in both ears -- without a cochlear (hearing portion of the inner ear) and a cochlear nerve.
Fewer than 1,000 people worldwide are affected by the condition Calum was born with, called cochlear nerve aplasia.
Furthermore the fracture might allow communication between the subarachnoid space and the middle ear, increasing the risk of meningitis or involve the internal auditory meatus, causing possible damage to the cochlear nerve.
Schwannomas arising from the cochlear nerve and confined to the internal auditory canal are rare.
Hence we concluded that hearing loss in diabetes is not due to cochlear nerve neuropathy.