Decision making about the amplification options may be difficult, particularly in patients with a hypoplastic cochlear nerve
Masaki, "CT and MR imaging for pediatric cochlear implantation: emphasis on the relationship between the cochlear nerve
canal and the cochlear nerve
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In our case, we verified the integrity of the cochlear nerves
The researchers found no long-term problems such as degradation of function of the device or over stimulation of the cochlear nerve
Cochlear implants (CIs) are electronic hearing devices that transform mechanical sound energy into electrical signals and enable hearing by directly transmitting the signals to the cochlear nerve
via an electrode array inserted in the cochlea.
One child with severe inner ear malformation i.e., Michel's deformity with hypoplastic cochlear nerve
on the left side, and Mondini deformity on right side, was excluded.
Alignment was adjusted so that the axial line between the apex of the cochlea and the cochlear nerve
was parallel to the cutting plane.
Each patient received a caloric test, vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (VEMP) test, and cochlear nerve
function test (hearing) before the operation and 1 week, 3, and 6 months, postoperatively.
The motion of fluid in the cochlea stimulates hair cells in the Organ of Corti which, in turn, generate action potentials that are transmitted via the cochlear nerve
through the central auditory pathway to the auditory cortex.
The toddler was born completely deaf in both ears -- without a cochlear (hearing portion of the inner ear) and a cochlear nerve
Schwannomas arising from the cochlear nerve
and confined to the internal auditory canal are rare.
Diameter of the cochlear nerve
in deaf humans: Implications for cochlear implantation.