What is the acoustic nerve? The acoustic nerve, also known as the auditory nerve or vestibulocochlear, is one of the cranial nerves. The cranial nerves are different nerves since they come directly the brain and not the spinal cord. The acoustic nerve assists the body with functions such as balance, hearing and the position of the head which is also affected by this nerve. There are two separate acoustic nerve branches, each branch has its own set of responsibilities. The first is called cochlear branch or cochlear nerve. This branch of the acoustic nerve transmits signals to the brain through the portion of the inner ear also known as the cochlea, which is an integral structure of the sense of hearing.
The vestibular nerve is the second branch of the acoustic nerve. This branch helps you the ability to hear, but also has other functions. The main function of this branch of the nerve is interpreting position signals related to the head. In addition to the position of the head, nerve vestibular is crucial for the sense of balance. Nerve damage is possible in any area of the body, but the damage that involves the acoustic nerve has symptoms and specific consequences. These nerve damage may occur due to diseases of natural origin or conditions. However, in particular damage to this area of the body is more likely to occur due to some type of traumatic injury.
Perhaps the cause more frequent (non-traumatic) of damage in the acoustic nerve, is a medical condition known as an acoustic neuroma. This is not malignant, or cancerous, nor much less requires a soundproofing, acoustic neuromas are tumors that develop in the nerve. Dizziness and hearing loss are the main symptoms of this condition. Treatment usually involves surgery or radiation to remove or dissolve the tumor. Physical trauma, especially those affecting the face and head, have the potential to damage the comprehensive acoustic, as well as the surrounding tissues and structures that comprise it. Some common in this type of damage to the nerves symptoms include loss of mild, moderate or severe, hearing as well as dizziness or other problems with balance. Tinnitus or ringing in the ears, is often a signal that the nerve damage might be a possibility. Vertigo is another condition that often coincides with other symptoms of injury. Treatment for any of these symptoms depend on the type of damage, and the extent of the injury. Although surgery is often needed to repair damaged nerves, minor injuries may require little or no medical intervention. Juan Camilo Cano noise source maps: press release sent by sucrepr.