If you're born deaf, the debate about cochlear implants, children and deaf cultural rights will touch your life in some way.
To destroy the cochlear nerve, the whole of the cochlea should be removed.
These fibres of the trapezium come from the cochlear nucleus of the auditory nerve, and run up as the lateral fillet.
"spiral cavity of the inner ear," 1680s, from Latin cochlea "snail shell," from Greek kokhlias "snail, screw," etc., from kokhlos "spiral shell," perhaps related to konkhos "mussel, conch."
cochlea coch·le·a (kŏk'lē-ə, kō'klē-ə)
n. pl. coch·le·as or coch·le·ae (-lē-ē')
A spiral-shaped cavity in the petrous portion of the temporal bone of the inner ear, containing the nerve endings essential for hearing and forming one of the divisions of the labyrinth.