central auditory nervous system

cen·tral au·di·tor·y ner·vous sys·tem

(CANS) (sen'trăl aw'di-tōr-ē nĕr'vŭs sis'tĕm)
Auditory neural pathway from the cochleae to the auditory cortex.
See: vestibulocochlear nerve [CN VIII]
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Central Auditory Nervous System Sites Potentially Damaged by Blast Exposure
Abbreviations: AF = arcuate fasciculus, CANS = central auditory nervous system, CAPD = central auditory processing disorder, DTI = diffusion tensor imaging, fMRI = functional magnetic resonance imaging, OIF/OEF/OND = Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation New Dawn, PTSD = posttraumatic stress disorder, RR&D = Rehabilitation Research and Development, STRF = spectrotemporal receptive field, TBI = traumatic brain injury, VA = Department of Veterans Affairs.
Changes from aging of the central auditory nervous system are quite common and affect the understanding and processing of speech.
Behavioral tests and the ABR depend on the status of the central auditory nervous system.

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