vestibulocochlear nerve

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pertaining to the vestibule of the ear and the cochlea.
vestibulocochlear nerve the eighth cranial nerve, which emerges from the brain between the pons and medulla oblongata, behind the facial nerve. The vestibular division serves the vestibule of the ear and the semicircular canals, carrying impulses for the sense of equilibrium. The cochlear division serves the cochlea and carries impulses for the sense of hearing. Called also acoustic nerve and auditory nerve. See Appendix 2-6.
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vestibulocochlear nerve

(vĕ-stĭb′yə-lō-kŏk′lē-ər, -kō′klē-)
Either of the eighth pair of cranial nerves, each of which divides to form the cochlear nerve and the vestibular nerve. Also called acoustic nerve, auditory nerve.
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auditory nerve

The cranial nerve which connects the inner ear to the brainstem, which contains sensory fibres for sound and vestibular fibres for balance.
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Vestibulocochlear nerve (Eighth cranial nerve)

Nerve that transmits information, about hearing and balance from the ear to the brain.
Mentioned in: Acoustic Neuroma
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There was no statistically significant difference between right and left ears of either the cochlear nerve or the facial nerve sizes, p-values 0.827 and 0.723, respectively (Table 2).
For example, diameters of the cochlear and vestibular nerves were smaller in deaf people as compared to normal-hearing population in the human temporal bone study, and hearing loss was associated with reduction in cochlear nerve size and loss of spiral ganglion cells in mice models [9, 10].
Cochlear implantation in children with cochlear nerve absence or deficiency.
Correlation of cochlear nerve size and auditory performance after cochlear implantation in postlingually deaf patients.
Cochlear nerve size evaluation in children with sensorineural hearing loss by high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging.
* Some patients with CH have CA aplasia with cochlear nerve aplasia and thus, an ABI would be the best hearing habilitative option.
* Cochlear nerve deficiency is frequently observed in patients with CH.
* As all cases of IP-II have cochlear nerve, ABI is not indicated.
The CA, cochlear fossette, or bony cochlear nerve canal transmits the cochlear nerve from the cochlea to IAC.
In patients with bilateral hypoplastic CA with hypoplastic cochlear nerve, hearing aid trial is necessary.
Auditory brainstem implant in posttraumatic cochlear nerve avulsion.
Lesions affecting the cochlear nerve or cochlear nuclei in the medulla will produce ipsilateral SNHL (Figure 15).