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The functions of ear are:

1.Hearing-Controlled by cochlea

2.Balance-Controlled by vestibular apparatus

Both the functions are taken care by Cranial nerve 8-Vestibulocochlear nerve

Ascending auditory pathway

Ascending auditory pathway

Auditory Pathway Component Mnemonic


Ear receptors (Hair cells) in Cochlea and Eighth Cranial nerve (CN VIII)

Cochlear nucleus

Superior Olivary nucleus

Lateral lemniscus

Inferior colliculus

Medial geniculate body

Auditory cortex.

Components in the Ascending pathway are arranged from peripheral to central.

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