auditory nerve


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auditory nerve

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au′ditory nerve`


n.
either of the pair of eighth cranial nerves, composed of sensory fibers that innervate the inner ear.
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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.
The implants work by bypassing the damaged portions of the inner ear and directly stimulating the nerve involved with hearing (auditory nerve).
These changes are transmitted to the brain via the auditory nerve, the collection of all neurons that innervate the cochlea.
The device - which is packed full of computer circuitry - is implanted in the skull behind the ear while an external transmitter stimulates the auditory nerve to recreate sound.
Almost two-thirds of patients who received 62.7 GyE or more to the inner ear or the auditory nerve experienced a progressi ve and severe hearing loss.
For instance, research director Robert Shannon, PhD, at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles (213-483-4431) is working on an auditory brain-stem implant that has already restored limited hearing to some people with no auditory nerve. This may set the stage for future implants that will reverse hearing loss for a wider number of conditions.
This newly approved technology allows for the focused directional coupling between a cochlear implant system and a patient's auditory nerve. The electrode also features dielectric partitions that prevent electrical current from spreading to untargeted areas.
The Michael Nyman Band should carry a health hazard warning as they're constantly high level of amplification constitutes a serious assault on the auditory nerve.
Preoperative MRI revealed intact cisternal segment of the facial nerve (Figure 2a) and the tumor involvement of the cisternal portion of the auditory nerve (Figure 2b).
(17.) Perlman M, Fainmesser P, Sohmer H, Tamari H, Wax Y, Pevsmer B: Auditory nerve -brainstem evoked responses in hyper bilirubinemic neonates.