Cranial nerve VIII: The eighth cranial nerve is the vestibulocochlear nerve.
The vestibulocochlear nerve is responsible for the sense of hearing and it is also pertinent to balance, to the body position sense.
Problems with the vestibulocochlear nerve may result in deafness, tinnitus (ringing or noise in the ears), dizziness, vertigo and vomiting.
The 12 cranial nerves, the vestibulocochlear nerve included, emerge from or enter the skull (the cranium), as opposed to the spinal nerves which emerge from the vertebral column.
Cranial nerve VIII: The eighth cranial nerve is the vestibulocochlear nerve. The vestibulocochlear nerve is responsible for the sense of hearing and it is also pertinent ...
This page includes the following topics and synonyms: Cranial Nerve 8, Cranial Nerve VIII, Acoustic Nerve, Cochlear nerve, Vestibular nerve, CN 8.
... afferent, while the designation of special somatic afferent is applied to fibers conveying vision (cranial nerve II) and equilibrium and hearing (cranial nerve VIII).
Cranial nerve VIII brings sound and information about one's position and movement in space into the brain. The auditory and vestibular systems subserve several functions ...
Today we move on in our tour of the cranial nerves to another nerve that is basically responsible for an entire system. In fact, it's an overachiever...and does TWO.