The auditory nerve carries sound impulses from the inner ear to the brain. The brain "unscrambles" the auditory signals to make them recognizable as sounds.
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerCharles M. Myer, III, MD - Otolaryngology
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
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