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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suggested that the lesions of AN lied in the VIII brain auditory branch before the cochlea entering the brainstem, including: inner hair cells, synaptic connections between inner hair cells and VIII brain the nerve fibers, spiral ganglion, cochlear nerve fibers, VIII brain nerve and its part associated with the above sites, but they did not include brainstem auditory pathway lesions.
A 12-year-old Indian girl, who suffered from hearing loss for a period of two years due to a severe viral infection that damaged the cochlear nerve, has been fit with a cochlear implant at Al Baraha Hospital recently.
The second mechanism is by vasculitis in the vasa vasorum of the cochlear nerve by a secondary immune mechanism.
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.
Further, the modiolus could not be visualised, suggesting incomplete partitioning resulting in confluency between the middle and apical segments (Figure-1 a) Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed intact cochlear nerve (Figure-1 b).
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.
Hence we concluded that hearing loss in diabetes is not due to cochlear nerve neuropathy.
The authors give a backgrounder in their report saying: "Cochlear implants provide the perception of sound through the conversion of sound stimuli into electrical impulses, which are received by the cochlear nerve and processed by the central auditory system.