Acoustic nerve

either one of the eighth pair of cranial nerves, consisting of sensory fibers that conduct impulses from the organs of hearing and from the semicircular canals to the brain.
Historical Examples

There would be no sound without the acoustic nerve and the brain.
Urania Camille Flammarion

acoustic nerve: connects the auditory pits or other organs of hearing with special ganglia.
Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith

the former name for vestibulocochlear nerve

acoustic nerve n.
See vestibulocochlear nerve.

auditory nerve n.
See cochlear nerve.
auditory nerve
Either of the eighth pair of cranial nerves that carries sensory impulses from the ear to the brain. The auditory nerve transmits information related to sound and balance.

The nerve that connects the inner ear with the brain. One of its two branches carries the sensation of sound to the brain; the other is involved in maintaining balance.

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