cochlear


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to cochlear: cochlear implant

coch·le·ar

(kok'lē-ăr),
Relating to the cochlea.

coch·le·ar

(kok'lē-ăr)
Relating to the cochlea.
Enlarge picture
STRUCTURES OF THE COCHLEA

cochlea

(kŏk′lē-ă) [Gr. kokhlos, land snail]
A winding cone-shaped tube forming a portion of the bony labyrinth of the inner ear. It contains the organ of Corti, the receptor for hearing.

The cochlea is coiled, resembling a snail shell, winding two and three quarters turns about a central bony axis, the modiolus. Projecting outward from the modiolus, a thin bony plate, the spiral lamina, partially divides the cochlear canal into an upper passageway, the scala vestibuli, and a lower one, the scala tympani. Between the two scalae is the cochlear duct, the auditory portion of the membranous labyrinth. The spiral organ (of Corti) lies on its floor. The base of the cochlea adjoins the vestibule. At the cupola or tip, the two scalae are joined at the helicotrema.

See: illustrationcochlear (-ăr), adjective

cochlear

of or relating to the COCHLEA of the ear.

cochlear

pertaining to or emanating from the cochlea.

cochlear duct
the coiled portion of the membranous labyrinth located inside the cochlea; contains endolymph.
cochlear nerve
see Table 14.
References in periodicals archive ?
More than 1,200 cochlear implant surgeons attended the conference from 33 countries.
The costs of cochlear implants vary widely depending on a number of factors, including the duration and extent of a patient's hearing loss prior to surgery.
This US FDA approval marks the first remote care for nucleus cochlear implant patients, recipients and clinicians through a telemedicine platform.
Since speech recognition with cochlear implants is significantly decreased by the presence of background noise, a way to improve cochlear implant performance in noisy listening conditions is to use noise reduction techniques that suppress background noise.
Martine Barker, from Barker Fair, found the cochlear and kept it safe.
Currently, preoperative computed tomography (CT) scanning of the temporal bones forms part of the routine adult cochlear implantation assessment.
This cross-sectional study was performed in the Cochlear Implant Center, in the Iranian city of Shiraz.
The lack of realistic expectations regarding the benefits of cochlear implant.
Umar Farooq, DUHS Pro-Vice Chancellor and Director of the Cochlear Implant Program in a press briefing on Wednesday said since the inception of the program in December 2012 more than 250 children are presently on the waiting list.
This comprehensive, high-level surgical reference and atlas is tailored for surgeons who are undertaking training for cochlear implant procedures and implantable auditory devices and for experienced surgeons who would like to expand their knowledge, improve their skills and outcomes, and learn advanced surgical techniques.
A 3-year-old boy with profound, idiopathic, sensorineural hearing loss underwent right cochlear implantation with a Nucleus 24 M device (Cochlear Corporation, Australia).
The Crown Prince also checked on the conditions of patients with hearing disabilities and was briefed on stages of treatment that children go through during and after the cochlear implants, in order to achieve positive results and restore their hearing and help them pronounce words.