acoustic nerve


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acoustic nerve

[ə′küs·tik ‚nərv]
(neuroscience)
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Wave I was absent in the affected side, which is suggestive of a damage at the acoustic nerve. The imaging demonstrated edema and hyperintense signal in the eight nerve within the auditory canal (8).
Many studies have shown that acoustic trauma from impulse noise causes mechanical damage of the acoustic nerve and surrounding tissues.
In summary, according to characteristic hearing dysfunction, AN may occur in the afferent pathway of acoustic nerve, probably accompanied by the pathological changes of efferent nerve in the olivocochlear system inside the brainstem.
It is suggested that Brain Stem Auditory evoked potential (BERA] can demonstrate electrophysiologically any lesion from acoustic nerve to Brain stem and can be used in diabetics to show subclinical variances and central neuropathy.
[sup][3] In how many of the patients was IH attributable to neuropathy of the 8 [sup]th cranial nerve and in how many of them was there affection of cranial nerves other than the acoustic nerve or of peripheral nerves?
AEP responses (particularly the absolute and interpeak latencies) represent a series of potentials corresponding to sequential activation of the peripheral (acoustic nerve and pontomedullary portion) and central (pontine and midbrain) portions.
He said he had no hesitation in trying the equipment after being diagnosed with a benign brain tumour on the acoustic nerve. "The surgery would have been quite invasive and risked causing damage, such as the possibility of facial paralysis, total hearing loss, or facial palsy" David added.
Observations on the etiology of trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, acoustic nerve dysfunction and glosso- pharyngeal neuralgia.

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