"The auditory nerve is like a harp of a thousand strings that echoes and reverberates through the brain, leaving an impression on the internal consciousness,"
"The auditory nerve is like a person with opium poisoning, you must rouse it, shake it, stimulate it, make it work, or it will soon pass to its eternal sleep. "
"The auditory nerve is like a piano - if you were to unroll the cochlea which is the shape of a "snail", the analogy is that it would look like a piano with all the white and black keys. We have a nerve for every pitch or tone. It is these nerves that are typically damaged with hearing loss. Either noise has caused damage to these nerves or as we age - our hearing nerves will deteriorate."
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