acoustic reflex

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acoustic reflex

[ə′küs·tik ′rē‚fleks]
(neuroscience)
Brief, involuntary closure of the eyes due to stimulation of the acoustic nerve by a sudden sound.
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Cochleostapedial reflex is acoustic reflex produced by contraction of the stapedius muscle and used in topographical diagnosis of facial nerve pathology.