Nerve, vestibulocochlear: A nerve that is responsible for the sense of hearing and which 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 vestibulocochlear nerve is the eighth cranial nerve. 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.
CN VIII. Vestibulocochlear Nerve The vestibulocochlear nerve is a sensory nerve that conducts two special senses: hearing (audition) and balance (vestibular).
The vestibulocochlear nerve (also known as the auditory or acoustic nerve) is the eighth of twelve cranial nerves, and is responsible for transmitting sound and equilibrium ...
Nervous System, Peripheral Nervous System, Peripheral Nerves, Cranial Nerves, Vestibulocochlear Nerve
vestibulocochlear nerve, also called Auditory Nerve, Acoustic Nerve, or Eighth Cranial Nerve, nerve in the human ear, serving the organs of equilibrium and of hearing.
Vestibulocochlear nerve: A nerve that is responsible for the sense of hearing and which is also pertinent to balance, to the body position sense.