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Other research, such as that led by Charles Liberman, a professor of otology and lanyngology at Harvard Medical School, is looking into regenerating the damaged auditory nerve terminals, reestablishing the broken links to hair cells.
The effect is reversible and after three months, hearing has recovered and so has the sheath around the auditory nerve.
These effects seem to be due to both the broadening of activity in the cochlea in response to a spectrally restricted input, such as a pure tone, and the introduction of variability in the temporal patterns generated on the auditory nerve in response to a regular input, such as a low-frequency pure tone or a rapidly modulated broadband stimulus.
The brain cranks up the volume to make up for the pathologically low signal from the auditory nerve, exaggerating everything and creating tinnitus," Schaette says.
Electrodes in the cochlea stimulate the auditory nerve, which sends signals to the brain.
A cochlear implant does not actually restore hearing but instead gives a person who is deaf a useful representation of sounds by bypassing damaged portions of the ear and stimulating the auditory nerve directly.
It is implanted surgically and picks up and processes sound that is converted into electric impulses that are sent to the auditory nerve.
A case of tinnitus and vertigo treated by division of the auditory nerve.
The focus of this presentation is on the peripheral ear where sound energy is converted into electrochemical events in the receptor cells for hearing and then represented as electrical discharges in the fibers of the auditory nerve.
The small device is inserted into the ear and turns soundwaves into weak electric currents which stimulate the auditory nerve and help people to hear.
A: Tinnitus (a constant ringing or hissing in the ear) can be caused by an accumulation of earwax, a blocked Eustachian tube, or an auditory nerve that's not functioning properly.
When a sound such as a musical note causes one of the elements to vibrate, a small voltage is transmitted to the auditory nerve.